Alec Baldwin charged with assault in alleged parking conflict

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Julie Jacobson/ AP Star Alec Baldwin leaves of the New York Cops Department’s 10th Precinct, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in New York. Baldwin was jailed Friday after presumably punching a male in the face throughout a conflict over a parking spot outside his New York City home, authorities stated.

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018|5:56 p.m.

NEW YORK– Alec Baldwin was apprehended Friday and charged with attack and harassment after presumably striking a man in the face during a conflict over a parking area outside his New York City house, authorities said.

Authorities stated the star declared he had a member of the family holding the spot for him as he tried to park his black Cadillac Escalade around 1:30 p.m. when a male driving a black Saab station wagon pulled up and took it.

Authorities stated the men were arguing and pressed each other prior to Baldwin, 60, got more aggressive. The motorist of the station wagon told police Baldwin struck him with his hand, but wasn’t sure if it was a punch or a slap.

The driver, 49, was taken to a health center with jaw discomfort and inflammation in the neck location, cops said.

Baldwin was launched from a nearby precinct in Manhattan’s Greenwich Town area about 2 hours after the event. He was purchased to appear in court Nov. 26.

Baldwin strolled quietly previous reporters and photographers to a waiting SUV on Friday afternoon. His publicist did not right away respond to a message requesting remark.

Baldwin, the star of former television sitcom “30 Rock” and present host of “Match Game,” depicts President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” and recently started a talk show on ABC.

Asked about Baldwin’s arrest, Trump stated: “I want him luck.”

An ABC spokeswoman had no comment about Baldwin’s arrest, aside from to say his talk program will air Sunday night as arranged.

The most recent episode, with less than 1.5 million viewers, had the smallest audience of any prime-time program on the leading 4 broadcast networks over the previous week, the Nielsen company said.

Baldwin’s previous scrapes with the law consist of a 2014 arrest in New york city City for bicycling the incorrect method on a one-way street and a 1995 arrest for apparently punching a paparazzi photographer in Los Angeles, among several such encounters.

Baldwin was booted off an American Airlines flight in 2011 after allegedly getting belligerent with a flight attendant who asked him to stop playing “Words with Friends” and put his mobile phone away.

After the bicycle-related arrest, Baldwin told New York publication he was ready to stop his public life and leave the city, an hour train ride from where he grew up on Long Island.

” I just can’t live in New york city any longer,” Baldwin stated in the short article. “Everything I hated about L.A. I’m starting to crave. L.A. is a location where you live behind a gate, you get in a vehicle, your interaction with the general public is very little. I used to hate that. But New York has actually changed.”

Associated Press media author David Bauder added to this report.

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