Baldwin, 60, lives in the tony downtown Manhattan neighborhood with his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, 34, and their four children.
This is not the first arrest for the notoriously tantrum-prone star. Baldwin was cuffed in 2014 after he became “belligerent” with a police officer who stopped him on his bike after he was riding in the wrong direction.
NYPD told Fox News at the time that Baldwin, who had no identification on him, “refused to [identify] himself, became belligerent, cursing and yelling. He was then placed in handcuffs.”
Baldwin went on a Twitter rant after his arrest, posting the arresting officer’s name and badge number. The actor tweeted that he was taken into custody while “photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing.”
He then added, “New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”
Baldwin has also had several other run-ins with the general public that did not involve law enforcement.
In 2011, the former “30 Rock” star was removed from a flight after refusing to stop playing the game “Words With Friends” on his phone.
In 2012, he was accused by a photographer of getting aggressive with him on a New York City street, and in 2013 another photographer filed a harassment claim against Baldwin.
The prickly man about town had been laying relatively low recently when it came to street scuffles, making more headlines for his frequent attacks on President Trump and his popular parody of the president on “Saturday Night Live.”
The liberal actor doubled down on his anti-Trump rhetoric at a fundraiser for New Hampshire’s Democratic Party last month.
“It is time to overthrow the government of Donald Trump — not in a violent way or unlawful way — but it must be overthrown nonetheless,” Baldwin told a crowd of some 800 party office-holders, candidates, officials and activists, drawing loud applause.
Baldwin also told reporters that he’s “always dreamed” of running for office himself, but explained it’s not in the cards for him at this time.
“My wife told me she’d divorce me if I ran for office,” he joked.
He also downplayed suggestions that his Democratic activism would limit the success of “The Alec Baldwin Show,” his new venture on ABC, which is scheulded to air as planned, despite Friday’s arrest.
“’The Alec Baldwin Show’ will air as scheduled on Sunday,” an ABC spokesperson told Fox News.
– Brian Flood contributed to this report.
Fox News’ Mariah Haas and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.