Alec Baldwin arrested and charged with assault after parking spot dispute, police say

Alec Baldwin was arrested Friday and charged with assault and harassment after allegedly striking a man in the face during a dispute over a parking spot outside his New York City home, authorities said.

Police said the actor claimed he had a family member holding the spot for him as he attempted to park his black Cadillac Escalade around 13:30, when a man driving a black Saab station wagon pulled up and took it.

Baldwin was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment Friday after an argument over a New York City parking spot turned violent, according to police.

A New York Police Department spokeswoman said a 49-year-old man was punched in the face, and that Baldwin was arrested shortly before 2 p.m. A representative for Baldwin declined to comment.

In 2014, he was arrested in New York and issued a summons for disorderly conduct after riding his bike in the wrong direction. It came during a two-day crackdown on lessening traffic fatalities, and police at the time said Baldwin “became belligerent and argumentative with the officers.”