Police say the actor was taken into custody Friday afternoon just before 2 p.m.in Manhattan's West Village neighborhood.
Officials said the men were arguing and pushing each other before Baldwin turned violent.
Sources told the Daily Beast that "Baldwin had someone holding a parking spot for him and while he was moving his auto to the spot, someone else took the space". They arrested Baldwin and brought him to the station. Alec an unnamed man got "verbal altercation" over a spot near 10 street and 5 avenue.
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Baldwin then followed the man to the Muni-meter and punched him, police said.
The arrest comes the day before this week's Saturday Night Live, where Baldwin is a frequent guest playing President Donald Trump; he won an Emmy for the role in 2017 and was nominated again this year. He was charged with battery, and later acquitted, in a case involving a photographer in the '90s. This unnamed motorist, law enforcement sources tell TMZ, "swooped in" on a spot that Alec was "apparently planning to take for himself".