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Alec Baldwin

Violent Confrontation

w/ NY Daily News Photog

6/19/2012 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Alec Baldwin has a Violent Confrontation with NY Daily News Photog
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11:44 AM PT -- The photog, Marcus Santos, has filed a criminal assault complaint against Baldwin with the NYPD.  The incident is currently under investigation.

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Things got physical between Alec Baldwin and a NY Daily News photographer today ... as Alec was leaving a NY courthouse with his fiancee Hilaria Thomas.

According to the NY Daily News, Baldwin had just obtained a marriage license ... when he got into it with one of their staff photographers, Marcus Santos.

Santos told the paper Baldwin was screaming for him and another Daily News photog to back up ... and they obliged. But Baldwin kept coming -- "He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me -- one time, right in the chin."

But sources connected with Alec tell TMZ ... the photographer almost HIT HIM with the camera and while Alec pushed him away ... he did not punch him.

Moments after the altercation, Alec tweeted, "A 'photographer' almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning #allpaparazzishouldbewaterboarded."

During the altercation, the 2nd NY Daily News photog snapped a shot of Alec with his arms extended and Santos falling back.

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31.

Heidi    

Haven't the paps' learned anything yet??? You don't mess with Alec while with his wives or kids!! Same explosion back when he was married to Kim Basinger & they brought their daughter home from the hospital & paps' mobbed them..... Otherwise, he's fine with them..... :)

822 days ago
32.

Sherron    

Someone needs to clock him really hard! What a bully. He obviously has mental problems and refuses To grow up. Another divorce is headed his way.

822 days ago
33.

R. Cortez    

Alec is awesome ! Just the right amount of violence to create a stir but not cause injury or get charged. Santos was trying to draw the foul no doubt, so he gets kudos too.

822 days ago
34.

Dale    

Paps are so brave until actually confronted, then they become the cowardly bottom feeders that everyone knows them as. Team Baldwin.

822 days ago
35.

bjay    

He just got played by a photographer using one of the oldest bait tricks in the world.

822 days ago
36.

CLINT    

Not a big fan of the Baldwins, but these camera men shove their cameras in their faces and expect them to take it. Now he will sue because he got a splinter in his ass. Go to the middle east and get some shots of the war over there, then when you get shot or wounded because you got too close, sue the enemy. The only problem is they fire bullets, while the celebrities fire punches, so I guess the photog will be a wimp and keep shoving his camera into actors faces.

822 days ago
37.

grumpiestoldman    

On the plus side, it looks like Alec has lost a lot of weight!
Tina Fey must dread going to work on 30 Rock.....

822 days ago
38.

dogboy    

I would love to have a face to face with baldwin. He is a punk.

822 days ago
39.

Jenn    

That marriage sounds promising...

822 days ago
40.

Keillyo    

for people who do not have strangers following them around with cameras every where they go, you don't know how it feels. day in and day out, people watching your every move..praying that you mess up so they can sell their photos. I'm just glad I have a normal job. ;-)

822 days ago
41.

karen    

I like the massive self-absorption of Alec...using "allpaparazzishouldbewaterboarded" on Twitter. GIMME A BREAK. Yes, Alec, we'll forget any terrorists and concentrate on your bourgesoise problems. WHAT A JACKASS. Yes, Alec...a terrorist killing thousands is EXACTLY like a photog taking your picture. GROW UP.

822 days ago
42.

Jay    

Is this Hilaria REALLY going to marry this guy? Baldwin is on his best behavior with her right now, but as we all know, the honeymoon will come to an end. Is she really going to put up with his temper and physical violence? Because sooner or later it WILL be directed at her. She needs to run fast, get away while she can, a leopard does NOT change his spots. Guarantee there will be a NASTY divorce. Yes the paps are a pain, but that is never going to change, Baldwin is a mean bully, ask his ex-wife, he can be nice when he wants, but look at him wrong and he'll explode. Run, run fast Hilaria!

822 days ago
43.

CECESO23    

Hilaria, don't sign a prenup.

822 days ago
44.

Joey Boots    

This guy is a menace to society and a gay bashing homophobe - first this past summer he called a barista a "Queen" and then there was the incident on the plane where he called the stewardess a "1950's gym teacher" (lesbian) and now he tweeted that Colin Myler who is English and the publisher of the NY Daily News, an "English Queen".

822 days ago
45.

Mazor    

Paps are disgusting parasites that should be offered no protection under the law.

The only thing worse is Harvey Levin, the grand king of the disgusting parasites.

822 days ago
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