Hot-headed actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday after punching a person in New York City, police said. A spokesman for police told WNBC-TV that the “30 Rock” star Baldwin was in custody after the incident in the East Village section of Manhattan. Sources told the station the dispute Baldwin was involved in was over a parking spot.
Baldwin recently has made news for his frequent scathing impersonations of President Donald Trump on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” When Trump was asked by reporters Friday afternoon about the arrest of his nemesis, the president said, “I wish him luck.”
Witnesses tell us the actor got into an argument with another man over a parking spot near 10th Street and 5th Avenue. Our law enforcement sources tell us Alec had a friend holding the spot for him, but the other man swooped in.
We’re told Baldwin became irate, an argument ensued, and Baldwin punched the man in the jaw. The alleged victim, a 49-year-old male, was taken to the hospital. One witness tells us Alec yelled “F**k off” during the fight. Cops were called and Alec was arrested. Baldwin lives in the area.