Photographer says Alec Baldwin hit him in NYC

8:44 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City newspaper photographer has accused groom-to-be Alec Baldwin of assaulting him outside a marriage license bureau.

But the "30 Rock" star says he was only protecting himself.

The NYPD confirmed that Daily News photographer Marcus Santos had filed a complaint against Baldwin. The department says Santos claims he was punched while snapping photos of Baldwin and his fiancee, Hilaria Thomas.

A statement on Tuesday from Baldwin's publicist accused the photographer of being the aggressor. It says the actor defended himself after the photographer assaulted him with a camera, and that no punches were thrown.

Photos on the newspaper's website appear to show Baldwin shoving the photographer. An NYPD spokeswoman says no charges have been filed and that police are investigating.

The Associated Press

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