In 1996, Baldwin went all the way to trial over a misdemeanor battery charge, and was acquitted by a California jury that decided he was defending himself when he struck a man attempting to photograph his family.
TMZ reported that Baldwin had a friend trying to hold a parking spot for him and another man drove up and tried to get into the spot and the argument ensued.
"Alec Baldwin was arrested for assault", the NYPD tells HollywoodLife.com in a statement.
On Friday, a man called 911 to report that Baldwin had punched him in the face.
Actor Alec Baldwin waits to speak during the Iowa Democratic Party's Fall Gala, in Des Moines, Iowa, last November. Police rushed to the scene and arrested Baldwin in front of the building at 29 East 10th street.
Sure, driving in Manhattan is aggravating, but this is ridiculous, Alec Baldwin.
U.S. President Donald Trump commented on Baldwin's arrest Friday, telling reporters: "I wish him luck".
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