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Alec Baldwin Attacks NY Post Photog

'They're scum of earth,' says actor after hospital stop
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2010 5:17 AM CST
Updated Feb 12, 2010 6:35 AM CST

(Newser) – Alec Baldwin's ugly came out yesterday after his brief stint in a hospital when he grabbed a New York Post photographer. "This guy! This guy!" the actor yelled as he rushed from his apartment building lobby to grab lensman Tim Wiencis' collar before police pulled him off, reports the New York Daily News. Seconds earlier a witness reportedly overheard Baldwin muttering to himself: "They are the scum of the earth."

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Wiencis called his confrontation with Baldwin an "assault," but did not press charges. Earlier yesterday Baldwin left a Manhattan hospital after his teenage daughter called 911, disturbed that her father said during an argument over the phone that he was "going to take some pills; I'm going to end this." Sources tell Fox News Ireland Baldwin was not in New York at the time, despite previous reports that she found her father "unresponsive."
(Read more Alec Baldwin stories.)

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