The NYPD has confirmed to Heavy that the actor Alec Baldwin was arrested on Friday afternoon in New York’s East Village. The NYPD said that Baldwin had been charged with harassment and assault following an incident on East 10th street on Friday afternoon.
The NYPD’s Department of Public Information said that Baldwin was arrested just before 2PM at 28 East 10th street and was taken to the 6th Precinct station house for processing. Several hours later, after booking, the NYPD confirmed that Baldwin had been charged with assault and harassment and had been issued a desk appearance ticket. No date has been announced yet for the actor’s next appearance. A grim-looking Baldwin was caught on film exiting the precinct at a little past 4PM. He refused to answer questions from the crowd of reporters camped out by the police station waiting for him. You can see him here:
Earlier, a spokeswoman at the Department of Information told Heavy that a man had called 911 to report that Baldwin had punched him in the face. The man’s identity has not been released, but the spokeswoman said that he was a white man and was 49 years old. Police from the 6th Precinct responded to the 911 call a little before 2PM. They arrested Baldwin and brought him to the station for booking.
CBS is reporting that the man Baldwin punched was taken to Lennox Hill Hospital on New York’s Upper East Side.
Multiple news sources reported that Baldwin punched the man after a fight over a parking space in front of Baldwin’s luxury apartment building on East 10th street.
Police sources told ABC News that Baldwin could be charged with assault after he allegedly punched a man in a fight over a parking space near the actor’s home. The New York Post reports that Baldwin had asked someone to hold a parking spot for him — but another man came and snatched the coveted parking spot just as Baldwin was arriving. The actor allegedly slugged the man who took his parking spot.
Baldwin Was Arrested in Front of His Greenwich Village Apartment Building
The NYPD confirmed that Baldwin was arrested at 28 East 10th street.
Alec Baldwin owns a penthouse apartment in Devonshire House, a luxury apartment building on 28 East 10th street, in New York’s upscale Greenwich Village. Last year, the actor bought another apartment on the building’s 12th floor, shelling out 1.3 million dollars. Baldwin shares the apartment with his wife, Hilaria, and their four children.
On Friday, a man called 911 to report that Baldwin had punched him in the face. Police rushed to the scene and arrested Baldwin in front of the building at 29 East 10th street. Reports on social media say that Baldwin screamed at the police as they arrested him, but the NYPD has not confirmed this.
In 2014, Baldwin was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after cops caught him riding his bike the wrong way down a one-way street. CBS News reports that the presiding hudge in the case, John Delury, told Baldwin that he had a “short fuse” and asked the actor whether he could “stay out of trouble” in the future. Baldwin replied, “Sure.”
President Trump, Asked About Baldwin’s Case, Said He ‘Wishes Him Luck’
Reporters were eager to get a response from President Trump after Alec Baldwin was arrested. After all, Baldwin portrays Trump on Saturday Night Live — and Baldwin’s portrayal is anything but flattering.
But when reporters told the president that his sometime-impersonator had been arrested, Trump simply said, “I wish him luck.” A reporter, sounding disappointed, asked, “is that all?” The president shrugged.
The NYPD said that Baldwin had been charged with assault and harassment after a man called 911 to say that the actor had punched him in the face. The alleged incident happened at 28 East 10th Street, in front of the actor’s luxury apartment building. Police have not released the identity of the man who accused Baldwin of punching him, but they did say that he was a white male and was 49 years old.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information comes in.