The Wire actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested for allegedly attacking a woman for supporting Bernie Sanders.
Pierce is accused of grabbing the woman by the hair and smacking her head during the politically-charged row outside an Atlanta hotel.
The 52-year-old actor was arrested outside the Loews Hotel at 3.30am, an Atlanta Police Department spokesperson told Daily Mail Online.
He has been charged with battery.
The actor – best known for his role on The Wire as Detective Bunk Moreland – was a guest at the hotel, police said.
‘The incident did not rise to anything significant so no special notification was made… it was treated like any other arrest a patrol officer conducts,’ cops told Daily Mail Online.
‘Mr Pierce made no indication he was famous nor did the officer inquire,’ an officer added.
Jail records show Pierce was charged with simple battery and a misdemeanor offense.
He has been released on a $1,000 bond.
According to TMZ, Pierce was arrested after allegedly pushing a man and smacking a woman.
A source said the couple went back into their hotel room and called police.
Pierce is in Atlanta to shoot the upcoming movie One Last Thing, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Pierce has previously voiced his support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and said Sanders’ plans for the United States were ’empty’.
He has praised Clinton for her ‘clarity of purpose, a clarity of the platform and policies’ compared to Sanders.
The actor has also tweeted about his work for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation campaign, which was created by the Clinton Foundation.
Last fall, after being asked on Twitter to ‘pick one candidate worthy to consider’, Pierce replied ‘Hillary Clinton’.
But he has also tweeted favorably of Sanders. After asking for specific details on Sanders’ policy plans, Pierce wrote in mid-February: ‘I appreciate and share Sen. Sanders beliefs.’
Efforts to reach a representative for Pierce were unsuccessful.
The New Orleans native recently starred as Justice Clarence Thomas in the drama Confirmation.
Wendell Pierce played Detective William ‘Bunk’ Moreland on HBO’s long-running hit series ‘The Wire’
Pierce recently portrayed Justice Clarence Thomas in the drama Confirmation. The actor was arrested Saturday night after allegedly fighting outside an Atlanta hotel, police confirmed