Hollywood star Alec Baldwin has been arrested in New York City, according to reports. According to Sunrise, the 60-year-old 30 Rock star was arrested on Friday evening following an argument over a car park in Manhattan.
The It’s Complicated star allegedly asked a friend to mind a car parking space for him when another driver swooped in and stole the spot. According to the report, an argument quickly followed, with Baldwin allegedly attacking the other driver.
It is believed he punched the driver in the jaw, resulting in the 49-year-old male being taken to hospital with his injuries. Police were then called and the Hollywood actor was arrested.
The Blue Jasmine star has since been charged with misdemeanour and harassment charges, but it is believed he has been released by police.
Witnesses told gossip website TMZ the fight broke out near 10th Street and 5th Avenue in the iconic US city, while another explained Baldwin was swearing during the incident.
US president Donald Trump, who has long been feuding with Baldwin after his impersonations on Saturday Night Live, has already weighed in on the controversy. At a press conference, a reporter informed Trump that Baldwin had been arrested following the dispute and asked for his reaction.
“I wish him luck,” the president said with a grin on his face, before shrugging at cameras.
Earlier this year, Baldwin toyed with the idea of running for president and told US radio host Howard Stern he would with the election against Trump.
“If I ran, I would win,” Baldwin claimed. “I would absolutely win. I would 1,000 per cent win.”
Stern asked the 60-year-old why he didn’t run, when the actor said he was too busy hosting American game show The Match Game. He also said it’s something his wife, Hilaria, wouldn’t approve of.
The Still Alice star then joked that if he was president, he would take the whole summer off to spend time with his kids.
“If I ran for president, I would win,” he said. “Hands down I would win. It would be the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.”
At the time of publication, Baldwin had not released a statement about his arrest.