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Alec Baldwin arrested after a fight in New York

UPDATED: Alec Baldwin was taken into police custody in New York on Friday and charged with assault and harassment after allegedly beating a man in a Manhattan parking lot. Baldwin denied the allegation and described the situation as "enormously wrong".

A law enforcement source was confirmed diversity Balduin was arrested Friday after a quarrel with another adult man over a car park in West Village. Baldwin is believed to have met the other man, and was subsequently arrested while the victim was taken to a local hospital. Baldwin has since been released from custody.

In a statement on Twitter, Baldwin wrote: "The claim that I hit someone over a parking lot is wrong."

Baldwin is currently on NBC's Saturday Night Live as President Donald Trump. NBC had no comment on the arrest. He also has "Match Game" and talk show "The Alec Baldwin Show" on ABC. ABC said the latter will continue to air on Sundays as planned and have not commented on the matter.

This is not the first time Baldwin has problems with the law. He was charged with battery and later acquitted when a photographer was involved in the 1990s. He was arrested in 2014 for disorderly behavior.

Baldwin was photographed in 2013 in an obvious public confrontation with paparazzi in New York. In this case, however, no police report was submitted.

Trump, who had been wrong about Baldwin in the past because of the "SNL" impression of the actor, said, "I wish him luck," when asked about reporters after Friday afternoon's arrest, NBC said.

Repeats for Baldwin declined to comment on the arrest.

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