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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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106.

Areader    

Good for Alec!

766 days ago
107.

Alex    

Jesus, I think the "writer" of this "article" should learn how to freaking write.

766 days ago
108.

Jim G    

While I agree that getting your photo taken comes with the territory - these papz are insane! They are just TOO in your face. They swarm these celebs to the point they can barely walk. They block their cars so they can't drive away - and then when they get bumped by a car moving at 1MPH they fall down and give an oscar-worthy performance. They are pariah!

And frankly - if you are close enough to get pushed, then you were TOO close to begin with. BACK IT UP and take photos from a respectable distance. Why do you think you have that huge telephoto lens on your camera?!?! You get the shots to pay your bills, they get to walk down a street without tripping over your dumb a$$. Everybody wins!

766 days ago
109.

ghostrobot    

Looks like he was in a good mood after getting that marriage license. Ha. Ha. Ha.

766 days ago
110.

MARGETALICA    

they say bath salts make people violent . What a moop with moobs...

766 days ago
111.

MaddHonest    

I cant believe you people - I think it is about time that one of the actors sticks up for himself and lets them know if you taunt and violate someones space you will not like the response. The way they follow these people and the crap they say is like a verbal assault and the way they impede the movement of these people is ridiculously careless and wrong period. Just because they are actors does not mean they should be subject to this abuse - they are not politicians running or sitting in public office so they should have some right to privacy and not being harassed by whoever wants to harass them especially for their own monetary gain!!! Team Baldwin all the way !!!!

764 days ago
112.

Thomas S. Sykes    

I've met Alex a couple of time & he's always ben nice & friendly with me.

762 days ago
113.

Mark    

Most people here dislike Baldwin for his politics as do I, but a man should be able to confront and do what he needs to do what stalked and harassed like this. Men have been reduced to sissies having to go to court or call the police. The act of manhood has been outlawed!

755 days ago
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