Alec Baldwin accused of assault after photographer claims actor punched him

A New York news photographer says Alec Baldwin punched him outside a marriage license bureau.

The Daily News reports that Marcus Santos was taking photos of the "30 Rock" star and his fiancee, Hilaria Thomas, on Tuesday morning.

Santos tells the newspaper that Baldwin grabbed a second news photographer, then shoved Santos and hit him in the chin. He then walked away.

Photos on the newspaper's website appear to show Baldwin shoving the photographer.

Baldwin posted on Twitter: "A `photographer' almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning." He also said paparazzi should be "waterboarded."

No police report has been filed. A call to the newspaper's public relations office wasn't returned.

A message sent to Baldwin's publicist wasn't immediately returned.