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[Update] Alec Baldwin Arrested For Allegedly Punching Man In Fight Over Parking Space

Alec Baldwin leaving the 6th Precinct this afternoon
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Alec Baldwin leaving the 6th Precinct this afternoon Alberto Reyes/Shutterstock

Alec Baldwin was arrested today after allegedly getting into a fight over a parking space in the Village. Update: See comment from Baldwin below.

A police spokesperson told Gothamist that the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. at 28 East 10th Street, near Baldwin's residence. According to the NYPD spokesperson, the fight was allegedly between Baldwin and an unidentified man—"someone in another car who got to a spot they were both going for." Baldwin allegedly punched the other person, and was then taken into custody.

Sources told the Daily Beast that "Baldwin had someone holding a parking spot for him and while he was moving his car to the spot, someone else took the space." The News claims that the "two argued and when the victim went to a pay the parking meter, Baldwin ran up and struck him."

The 49-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries is currently unclear.

No charges have been filed yet, but police said they expect Baldwin will be charged with misdemeanor assault. The actor is currently in custody at the 6th Precinct in Manhattan. (Baldwin's podcast, Here's the Thing, is produced by WNYC Studios, which shares the same parent company, New York Public Radio, as Gothamist.)

Update 4:30 p.m.: Baldwin has been issued a desk appearance ticket for misdemeanor assault and harassment. You can see him leaving the 6th Precinct this afternoon below.

Update: Baldwin responded to our request for comment, “My comment is that my show airs Sunday at 10 pm on ABC, with Mike Myers and Cecile Richards as my guests.”

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