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Photographer says Alec Baldwin hit him in New York City

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FILE - This June 12, 2012 file photo shows actor Alec Baldwin and his fiancee Hilaria Thomas at The Friars Club and Friars Foundation Honor of Tom Cruise at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York. A New York City news photographer says he was punched by Alec Baldwin outside a marriage license bureau in Manhattan. The Daily News reports that Marcus Santos was snapping images of the "30 Rock" star with his fiancée Hilaria Thomas Tuesday, June 19. Santos told the paper that Baldwin grabbed a second news photographer, then started shoving Santos and hit him in the chin. He then walked away. Photos on the newspaper's website appear to show Baldwin shoving the photographer. No police report has been filed. A call to the newspaper's public relations office wasn't returned. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

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Updated: July 21, 2012 6:18AM



NEW YORK — A New York City newspaper photographer said Alec Baldwin punched him outside a marriage license bureau.

The Daily News reported that Marcus Santos was snapping images of the “30 Rock” star and his fiancée, Hilaria Thomas, on Tuesday morning in Manhattan.

Santos told the newspaper that Baldwin grabbed a second news photographer, then started shoving Santos and hit him in the chin. He then walked away.

Photos on the newspaper’s website appeared to show Baldwin shoving the photographer.

No police report was filed.

Baldwin posted on Twitter: “A ‘photographer’ almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning.” He also denied punching Santos and added paparazzi should be “waterboarded.”



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