Alec Baldwin accused of hitting photographer in New York

Actor Alec Baldwin attends the Tisch School Of The Art's Gala 2012 at The New York Marriott Marquis on April 19, 2012, in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Actor Alec Baldwin attends the Tisch School Of The Art's Gala 2012 at The New York Marriott Marquis on April 19, 2012, in New York.
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(CBS News) Alec Baldwin didn't have the most peaceful morning.

The actor was snapped getting into a scuffle on Tuesday with a New York Daily News photographer trying to take his picture outside Manhattan's Marriage License Bureau.

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According to the Daily News, the "30 Rock" actor shoved paparazzo Marcus Santos. The paper alleges Baldwin also tried to grab another Daily News photographer, Jefferson Siegel.

"I said, 'Don't touch him,'" Santos explained. "I knew he was going to attack me. I stepped back, and he kept coming."

"He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me--one time, right in the chin," Santos added. "And then he started shoving me, and pushing me. Then he goes the other way."

Baldwin's publicist accused the photographer of being the aggressor, while the actor tweeted his own version of the story.

According to the Associated Press, the NYPD confirmed that Santos had filed a complaint against Baldwin. The NYPD is currently investigating the incident.

Reports say Baldwin, who recently got engaged to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, was likely trying to get a marriage license.

In 2010, Baldwin's had an altercation with a New York Post photographer outside of his New York apartment.

See the photos of Tuesday's incident here.

  • CBS News Staff

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