Alec Baldwin Arrested, Faces Assault Charges in Dispute Over Parking Space

Actor was arrested on Friday, an NYPD spokesperson says

Last Updated: November 2, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department told TheWrap.

According to the spokesperson, the “30 Rock” alum is currently being held, and assault charges are pending.

No further information on the arrest was available. However, NBC News reported that Baldwin is accused of punching someone in the West Village. Citing law enforcement sources, the network said  Baldwin was involved in an argument over a parking spot.

According to the Daily Beast, someone was holding the spot for Baldwin, and before Baldwin could park in the spot, another individual drove in and took the space.

Reps for Baldwin did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Shortly after news of Baldwin’s arrest, Donald Trump Jr. — whose father has been portrayed by Baldwin numerous times on “Saturday Night Live” — tweeted about the arrest, calling Baldwin a “piece of garbage.”

“Is anyone shocked at this piece of garbage anymore? As if the phone calls to his daughter weren’t bad enough,” Trump Jr. wrote. “He’s a lib so he gets chance after chance to be decent but always fails!”

This isn’t Baldwin’s first brush with the NYPD. In May 2014, the actor was cited for riding his bike in the wrong direction Tuesday and allegedly arguing with officers who stopped him.

The former “30 Rock” star was taken to a Manhattan police station to receive one summons for riding in the wrong direction and one for disorderly conduct, New York City Police Officer Arlene Muniz told TheWrap at the time.

“He was being belligerent and cursing,” she said. “He was fighting with the officers.”

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