Photo: Alec Baldwin.
Baldwin's 14-year-old daughter, Ireland, called 911 after an argument with her father at around 12:10 a.m. from his Central Park West apartment.
She said he had threatened to take pills, according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Photo: Alec Baldwin with then-wife Kim Basinger.
"This was a misunderstanding on one person's part. Alec was quickly released from the hospital; he's completely fine and will be at work today," the actor's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, said in a statement.
In 2008, Baldwin blamed a bitter custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger in part for the anger and frustration he was feeling when he berated their daughter in a phone message leaked earlier to the media.
In the message, Baldwin called Ireland a "rude, thoughtless little pig." He was apparently upset that she had missed his phone call. Baldwin said he apologized to Ireland. He said the message was wrong and "horrified" him.
Photo: Alec Baldwin stars as Jack in NBC's "30 Rock."
In September, Baldwin won his second straight Emmy as lead actor in a comedy for "30 Rock." Last month, he and "30 Rock" co-star Tina Fey won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best acting in a comedy series and he won a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a TV series, comedy or musical.