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Alec Baldwin arrested in alleged parking dispute punch in Greenwich Village, police say

The other driver was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital.

Alec Baldwin leaves the NYPD's Sixth Precinct after

Alec Baldwin leaves the NYPD's Sixth Precinct after he was arrested following a fight allegedly over a parking spot in the West Village on Friday. Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Actor and President Donald Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday afternoon after he allegedly punched a man in a dispute over a parking space in Greenwich Village, NYPD officials said.

Baldwin, 60, was attempting to enter a parking space with his car near 28 E. 10th St. — a spot an unidentified family member was holding for him — when a 49-year-old driver tried to take the spot, an NYPD official said.

Baldwin and the other driver, who was not identified, then got into an argument, and engaged in a shoving match, and the actor allegedly punched the man in the face, police said.

The other driver was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital but was expected to be released, according to police.

Baldwin, an award-winning actor who has been tabloid fodder for years and gained recent prominence with his impersonations of Trump on "Saturday Night Live," did not respond to questions as he walked out of Manhattan’s Sixth Precinct in the West Village. One tabloid reporter barked out: “Big guy! Can’t you afford a garage at this point with the money you make?” Baldwin got into a black Cadillac Escalade headed east and was chased by photographers and reporters.

Tweets posted to the account of the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation on Friday evening denied the allegations.

"Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much," the tweets read. "I realize that it has become a sport to tag people [with] as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment. Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the [echoes], it doesn’t make the statements true."

According to NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves, Baldwin was freed on a desk-appearance ticket. He was charged with assault, a misdemeanor, and harassment with physical contact, a violation. He is due in court to answer the ticket on Nov. 26.


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