Alec Baldwin Has Been Arrested In New York City

0 Shares
Alec Baldwin arrested in New York.Getty

Alec Baldwin has been arrested in New York City, following an altercation with another man about a parking spot.

The 60-year-old actor, known for his roles in Hollywood films such as The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006), reportedly argued with the man regarding the parking place located close to 10th street and 5th Avenue.

The dispute reportedly happened just before 2pm in Manhattan’s West Village neighbourhood.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ how the man went to claim the parking place Baldwin had been eyeing for himself.

This reportedly resulted in an argument, which then reportedly led to the Saturday Night Live (SNL) star punching the other man.

Witnesses told TMZ Baldwin could be heard yelling ‘F**k off’ during the argument. Police officers from New York Police Department’s 6th Precinct were called and arrested Baldwin, who reportedly lives in the area where the incident took place.

One eyewitness told Page Six:

He just got into an altercation with someone over a parking [spot], It’s like a scene from ‘Goodfellas.’

Another eyewitness described how Baldwin shouted ‘What do you think you’re doing!’ before yelling ‘Shut the f–k up!’ and reportedly shoving the other man.

A third party had reportedly been holding the parking spot for Baldwin when the other man swooped in and took the space for himself.

According to Metro.co.uk, the New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed how a 49-year-old male had been taken to hospital following the dispute, after being reportedly ‘struck in the face’. The man reportedly remains in a stable condition at Lenox Hill Healthplex.

A senior law enforcement officer advised The Daily Beast how it is expected he could be charged with assault.

Baldwin was released around 1.30pm (PT) on Friday after being charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment.

He later tweeted:

If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via [email protected]


Julia Banim

Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.