Alec Baldwin arrested after allegedly punching man over parking spot

Alec Baldwin arrested after allegedly punching man over parking spot

The assault charge is punishable by up to a year in jail.

Baldwin is expected to be released after being processed by the NYPD, with a court date estimated for sometime in December. He was met by dozens of photographers and camera crews on his release from a NY police station on Friday.

Police say the actor was taken into custody just before 2 p.m. Friday in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood.

The actor, who is known for his President Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live, has revealed he has bowed out of taking on the role of Thomas Wayne, citing 'scheduling issues'.

According to a preliminary investigation, Baldwin had someone holding a parking spot for him and while he was moving his vehicle to the spot, someone else took the space, a senior law enforcement official told The Daily Beast. When Trump was asked by reporters Friday afternoon about the arrest of his nemesis, the president said, "I wish him luck". His publicist did not immediately respond to a message requesting comment.

NY police detective Sophia Mason said the 60-year-old actor "assaulted someone for a parking spot that they were both going for".

Alec Baldwin is not know for his calm demeanor, but he has now taken his actions a another level and gotten himself arrested.

In 2012, he was accused by a photographer of getting aggressive with him on a New York City street, and in 2013 another photographer filed a harassment claim against Baldwin.

Baldwin has also had several other run-ins with the general public that did not involve law enforcement.

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