Alec Baldwin, the famous actor of “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live,” was taken into custody by New York City Police Officers on October 2nd. The popular TV star was allegedly involved in a minor dispute over a specific parking space.
According to initial reports, Baldwin had been driving around the East Village Area in Manhattan looking for a place to park his vehicle. Parking is very limited in the area, so disputes over spaces do happen occasionally. Another driver reportedly slid into a spot that Baldwin had been attempting to park in. Enraged, the Saturday Night Live star jumped out of his vehicle and began yelling at the other driver.
Eyewitnesses claim that Baldwin punched the other driver who was 49-years-old. Onlookers called 911 to report the incident at about 2 P.M. Emergency medical responders and police rushed to the scene. The 49-year-old victim had visible injuries to his left jaw, but he was conscious and alert. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and was later released. Baldwin, on the other hand, was arrested under the suspicion of assault.
Media news outlets obtained video footage of Baldwin later leaving the police station, but he has not yet commented on this recent incident. Baldwin has a long history of an explosive temper. In 2013, he was involved in an incident where he physically assaulted a reporter who had parked near his home. A year later, he was arrested by Manhattan police after he cursed at officers who were attempting to inform him he was bicycling the wrong way down a one-way road. President Donald Trump, who Baldwin often mimics during his performances, has commented on his arrest stating, “I wish him luck.”