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Alec Baldwin Has Been Arrested For Allegedly Punching Someone In New York City

The actor was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching someone during a dispute over a parking spot in Manhattan.

Last updated on November 3, 2018, at 12:22 p.m. ET

Posted on November 2, 2018, at 2:55 p.m. ET

Alec Baldwin walks out of the New York Police Department's 10th Precinct, on Nov. 2, 2018.
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Alec Baldwin walks out of the New York Police Department's 10th Precinct, on Nov. 2, 2018.

Alec Baldwin was arrested for allegedly punching someone in New York City on Friday, police confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

The actor — who famously impersonates President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live — was charged with misdemeanor assault.

Baldwin allegedly punched a driver during a dispute over a parking spot in Manhattan, the New York Post reported.

The New York Police Department did not provide further details on the arrest.

In tweets on Friday night, Baldwin denied punching anyone over a parking spot.

"Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story," he wrote. "However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much."

Baldwin has a reputation for being a hothead and is often caught flying into a rage.

In 2014, he was charged with disorderly conduct after arguing with police who cited him for riding his bicycle the wrong way in New York. Following the incident, he took to Twitter to slam New York City as a "mismanaged carnival of stupidity."

New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.

Trump, who has said Baldwin's portrayal of him "stinks," wished him luck on Friday after being asked to comment on his arrest.

Baldwin was later seen leaving an NYPD precinct, where a black SUV was waiting outside. He did not speak to reporters.

WATCH: Alec Baldwin leaves a police precinct after getting arrested for assaulting someone he got in a fight with over a parking spot. https://t.co/POsObIUeT6 https://t.co/CBSCNI1OVK

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