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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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46.

pat    

This stuff wouldn't happen if there was a 10 foot law. These photogs have high end cameras that will capture a cold sores at 100 feet. It would also prevent the swarming which is what would really set me off.

825 days ago
47.

rosebud    

This man is a menace to society. He should be locked up and not just given a slap on the wrist as he has always been given.

825 days ago
48.

0.0    

That photographer was being a "rude, thoughtless little pig!"

825 days ago
49.

nikynewark    

Hate to say it but.................S E T U P !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not a Baldwin lover but, common! Pretty obvious that he was setup to be provoked into striking out.

825 days ago
50.

Gigohead     

Funny, I got married at the same place and Daily News photographer who roams that part of the courthouse took a picture of me and my husband and the guy was the nicest man. Alec Baldwin is a jerk and I wish he would just go away.

825 days ago
51.

Marco Polo    

The paps frequently taunt and get in the way of celebs for news like this. Its all about money and getting paid to rile up celebrities.

825 days ago
52.

TMZgossip    

you know it was a setup just based on the fact there were TWO Daily News photographers there -- one to get into Alex's face, and 1 to 'capture' the outcome.

Where's the video?

825 days ago
53.

Lori    

OK, doesn't this douche bag get it yet? He's a celebrity, and a bit of a a**hole, so of course he's going to be followed by paparrazi. And this upsets him? Really? Well here's a bit of FREE advice. QUIT ACTING, AND MOVE TO A SMALL TOWN you idiot!

825 days ago
54.

Gigohead     

Tweet to Alec Baldwin -- If you don't want to be in pictures -- get out of the motion picture industry you dumb f@#$%.

825 days ago
55.

Rob    

Go Alex Go! At some point these s***bag reporters must be controlled. They cross the line only for self serving reasons.

825 days ago
56.

EBL    

http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/06/blotivator-baldwin-bludgeons-reporter.html Blotivator Baldwin bludgeons reporter, then blames victim...

But congratulations to the happy couple! I am sure everything will be peachy!

825 days ago
57.

ColoradoRob    

I think Baldwin is an A** but it would get old real quick having those photogs in your face every time you went out. This is one time I'm on Baldwins side. Hope he got him good!

825 days ago
58.

rosebud    

Alec Baldwin called his eleven year old daughter a thoughtless little pig, that speaks volumes, and there are idiots here defending that clown. I think he is a thoughtless little pig who thinks he can say or do anything he want's to people and he gets away with it because he is a celebrity.

825 days ago
59.

parlayer    

Hey photog - use a 38 for your nest shot of alex.

825 days ago
60.

Truth    

If this were Mel Gibson it would be headlines EVERYWHERE by now. But since Alec Baldwin is a loudmouth liberal, it gets far less press.

825 days ago
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