Hollywood actor, Alec Baldwin detained and charged in New York, for assault and harassment
A Hollywood actor and TV presenter, Alec Baldwin, on Friday was arrested in New York for allegedly giving a 49-year-old man a blow in the face during a parking misunderstanding.
The 60-year-old who lives in downtown Manhattan with his family was arrested in Greenwich Village.
“Police received a call around 1:30 pm (1730 GMT) in connection with an assault in progress and when we got there, we discovered that two individuals were fighting over a parking space,” the spokeswoman said.
The younger man had already parked his vehicle and was attempting to purchase a parking ticket, when he got into a dispute with Baldwin, “who then punched him in the face,” the officer said. She said the unnamed man was taken to hospital in “stable” condition, while Baldwin was in custody awaiting charges.
Baldwin is well known for his hot temper and for impersonating Trump on satirical US television show “Saturday Night Live.”
In 2014, he was detained by New York police for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a street. In late 2013, NBC scrapped his late-night chat show after he allegedly subjected a photographer to a homophobic slur outside his apartment on the day that a Canadian actress convicted of stalking him was jailed.