Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday after he allegedly punched a man over a parking spot in lower Manhattan, a New York Police Department spokesman said. He was arrested around 1:30 p.m. on 10th Street in the West Village.
According to a preliminary investigation, Baldwin had someone holding a parking spot for him and while he was moving his car to the spot, someone else took the space, a senior law enforcement official told The Daily Beast. When Baldwin pulled up to space and noticed it had been taken, he approached the man at a parking meter, the official said, and the two began shoving each other before Baldwin allegedly threw a punch.
The victim, 49, was taken to Lenox Hill hospital. Baldwin is expected to be charged with assault, the spokesman said.
President Donald Trump on the South Lawn said of Baldwin’s arrest, “I wish him luck.” Trump previously said Baldwin’s impression of him on Saturday Night Live “stinks.”