Baldwin has had run-ins with the law before. In 2014, he was arrested in New York and issued a summons for disorderly conduct after riding his bike in the wrong direction. It came during a two-day crackdown on lessening traffic fatalities, and police at the time said Baldwin “became belligerent and argumentative with the officers.”
The actor then tweeted out the name and badge number of the arresting officer and called New York “a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”
Baldwin has been back in the spotlight in large part thanks to his turn as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” His Trump impersonation has angered the president so much that Trump has aired his displeasure — which may be normal for Trump but represents a break from previous SNL presidential parody targets.
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable!” Trump tweeted in December 2016. “Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad.”
“Release your tax returns and I’ll stop,” Baldwin responded. “Ha.”
NBC News tweeted a video Friday afternoon in which a reporter notifies Trump of Baldwin’s arrest. The president’s reaction: “I wish him luck.”
This post has been updated.