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Alec Baldwin arrested after 'punching someone during dispute over parking spot' in New York

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 02/11/2018 Patrick Grafton-Green, Ella Wills
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Alec Baldwin has been arrested for allegedly punching someone during a dispute over a parking spot in New York.

The actor was taken into custody just before 2pm on Friday in Manhattan's West Village neighbourhood.

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The parking dispute is understood to have occurred on East 10th Street, near where Baldwin lives with his wife and children.

Baldwin claimed he had a family member holding the spot when a man driving a station wagon pulled up and took it, police said.

Officials said the men were arguing and pushing each other before Baldwin, 60, allegedly turned violent.

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The 49-year-old station wagon driver was taken to a hospital with jaw pain.

A representative for Baldwin did not immediately respond to a message requesting comment.

Baldwin's new show, The Alec Baldwin Show, premiered on ABC on October 14.

He is known for playing President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

Asked about Baldwin's arrest, Mr Trump said: "I wish him luck."

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