UPDATE: The photographer, who Alec Baldwin allegedly punched on Tuesday morning, has filed a police report.

According to Gossip Cop, NYDN photographer Marcus Santos has filed an assault complaint with the New York Police Department after this morning's incident.

The actor's rep released a statement denying that Baldwin ever threw a punch, but Baldwin has made his own statements about the incident, tweeting throughout the day.

"The photographer who assaulted me has (belatedly) gone to a hospital claiming injuries. Colin Myler and his NOTW scams come to NY...," he wrote on Tuesday afternoon.

PREVIOUSLY: Alec Baldwin got in a heated scuffle with a New York Daily News photographer on Tuesday morning.

The Daily News published an account of the incident, in which the paper alleges the "30 Rock" actor punched photographer Marcus Santos outside of the city Marriage License Bureau on Worth Street.

According to the paper, Baldwin and his fiancee Hilaria Thomas were exiting the building after just obtaining a marriage license.

Santos and other paparazzi were waiting outside when the 54-year-old actor approached with "an angry glare." The actor reportedly asked the photographers to step back and Santos claims they began to give Baldwin some space. Baldwin then allegedly grabbed another Daily News photographer, and Santos demanded that the actor back off.

"I said, 'Don’t touch him.' I knew he was going to attack me. I stepped back, and he kept coming," Santos told the paper. "He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me — one time, right in the chin. And then he started shoving me, and pushing me. Then he goes the other way.”

Baldwin addressed this morning's incident on Twitter, claiming that one of the photographers nearly hit him in the face with his camera.


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A "photographer" almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning.

Later, in response to the paper's story, Baldwin tweeted: "@nydnbrooklyn @nydailynews Ever since that English Queen took over the Daily News, they lie like the Post."

Baldwin followed up his last tweet, by making a reference to the Trayvon Martin case, writing:


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I suppose if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over...

The actor's rep, Matthew Hiltzik, released a statement to The Huffington Post, denying the actor ever threw a punch at the photographer:

"As Alec and his fiancee were leaving City Hall, a 'civilian' walking in front of Alec positioned himself to obstruct the view of a photographer aggressively trying to shoot the couple. The photographer was clearly frustrated, pushed past the bystander and assaulted Alec with his camera. There were no punches thrown, and any subsequent physical contact was simply Alec protecting himself."

This isn't the first time Baldwin has become frustrated with members of the New York media. In April, the star tweeted that he was leaving NBC, because of "Today Show" cameras that were parked outside his Manhattan home while covering the arrest of his alleged stalker.

“A story about stalking sure brings out the stalkers in the media. But, the Today Show?” Baldwin tweeted, later adding,“The television crew camped outside my apt said they were with the Today Show. #howthemightyhavefallen,” read another tweet.

Celebrities hiding from the paparazzi:

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  • Alex Rodriguez is seen paying at the parking meter before entering a gym on in Miami Beach, Florida. When Rodriguez noticed awaiting photographers, he quickly hid behind the meter. (INF)

  • Lindsay Lohan tries to keep a low profile as her new assistant drives her home from Chateau Marmont. (Pacific Coast News)

  • Shia LaBeouf tries to hide his identity by wearing a paper bag mask and plastic bag over his wrist cast as he takes a stroll with a friend in Glendale. Shia forgets to hide his right wrist tattoo. (WENN)

  • Dustin Hoffman was spotted out walking in Brentwood, Calif., and playfully pretending to hide from photographers behind a mailbox. (Splash)

  • Justin Bieber attends the Xbox 360 event at the Fantasy Factory in LA. The suddenly shy tween pop idol tried to hide behind a copy of game Halo Reach as he left the event. (Pacific Coast News)

  • Mary-Kate Olsen finds a novel use for two coffee shop drinks! The former child star hid behind an iced coffee and a hot drink as she headed out in the East Village of New York City. (Pacific Coast News)

  • LeAnn Rimes tries to hide as she arrives at Los Angeles International Airport with husband Eddie Cibrian. (Bauer Griffin)

  • Isla Fisher hides behind her baby Elula's stroller as the mother-daughter duo enjoy a stroll in NYC. (Pacific Coast News)

  • Gwen Stefani hides as she leaves a nail salon with an assistant and her son Kingston. Just like his mom, Kingston also hides but not before reliably informing the photographer "No pictures today Mister!" (Bauer Griffin)

  • Brian Austin Green hides behind his coffee cup upon leaving the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. (Bauer Griffin)

  • Lily Allen hides behind her passport after arriving at the Kings Cross St. Pancras train station from Paris. (Bauer Griffin)

  • Jessica Alba and her man, Cash Warren, sneak a kiss behind a magazine in Santa Monica. (Fame Pictures)

  • Katy Perry is sighted at the Miami International Airport on July 31, 2009 in Miami, Fla. (WireImage)

  • Tough guy Colin Farrell sneaks out of a yoga studio in Los Angeles, where the yoga mat-toting Farrell jumped into his car right after his workout. (Fame Pictures)

  • Kim Kardashian uses her Balenciaga motorcycle bag to shield herself from the paparazzi snapping a photo of her makeup-free face after leaving the Boom Boom & Beyond Salon. (Bauergriffinonline)

  • Lindsay Lohan goes to great lengths to cover herself from cameras at Los Angeles International Airport. (Bauergriffinonline)

  • Nicole Richie's jean jacket helps her hide as she leaves the gym. (Bauergriffinonline)

  • Rumer Willis plays peek-a-boo, hiding under the oversized collar of her coat as she leaves the Westside Theater. (Bauergriffinonline)

  • Lindsay Lohan draws more attention to herself by trying to hide behind an untitled script.

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