Police Arrest Actor Alec Baldwin In New York
Alec Baldwin. AFP

Hollywood actor and television presenter Alec Baldwin has been apprehended in New York over alleged report of punching a 49-year-old man in the face during a parking dispute.

A police spokeswoman told newsmen that the 60-year-old actor was arrested in Greenwich Village.

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“Police got a call around 1:30 pm (1730 GMT) regarding an assault in progress. When we got there, we discovered that it looked like two individuals were fighting over a parking spot,” the spokeswoman said.

The younger man had already parked his vehicle and was attempting to purchase a parking ticket when he got into a dispute with Baldwin, “who then punched him in the face,” the officer said.

She said the unnamed man was taken to hospital in “stable” condition, while Baldwin was in custody awaiting charges.

Baldwin is well known for his hot temper and for impersonating Trump on satirical US television show “Saturday Night Live.”