The men were arguing and pushing each other before Baldwin turned violent, officials added.
In the 1990s, Baldwin was acquitted of battery in a case involving a photographer.
Here's a look back at some of Baldwin's most controversial arrests and scandals through the years. After all, Baldwin portrays Trump on Saturday Night Live - and Baldwin's portrayal is anything but flattering.
This wouldn't be the first time that the 30 Rock actor was caught in a scandal like this.
Of course, he openly detests and mocks President Trump while playing him on "SNL" - so, not surprisingly, the Prez weighed in on the arrest.
The actor has a history of losing his temper.
"That Mr. Zanger felt it was appropriate to videotape my home and my family for his own profit is unacceptable to me", Baldwin's statement continued. Police from the 6th Precinct responded to the 911 call a little before 2PM.
In 2011, Baldwin became unruly on an American Airlines flight when an attendant asked he power off his phone for takeoff.
He denied punching a newspaper photographer in 2012 who was trying to take photos of him with his then fiancee Hilaria Thomas. In many respects, Alec has earned a reputation for himself as a hot-tempered man, but it hasn't stopped him from reviving his once-forgotten career. Shortly before that incident, Baldwin told another member of the media, "I hope you choke".
Baldwin, who did not speak to reporters, was given a ticket for the altercation, according to the news source.