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Alec Baldwin's run-in with journalists

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The NYPD is investigating harassment complaints made by actor Alec Baldwin and a New York Post photographer following an altercation.

The latest episode appears to be another Baldwin brawl that started on the streets and ended up in tweets. But it's far from over.

The actor's alleged use of a racial slur has one local leader calling for him to be banned from entertainment.

Baldwin was seen leaving his Greenwich Village apartment several times Monday, refusing to answer questions about an encounter a day earlier with a New York Post reporter and photographer.

The Post reported that he told the female reporter he wanted to choke her to death. He's also reported to have used a racial slur against the photographer, who is black.

The Post said Baldwin also called the cameraman a "crack head" and a "drug dealer."

Baldwin denies he said anything racist.  Both he and the photographer have filed complaints with the police.

"Alec Baldwin, it's very easy to push his buttons, he has a lot of buttons to press," said Rob Shuter of the Huffington Post. "So some are wondering did he get pushed around by the post or is he just being Alec?"

It's the latest in a long series of run-ins between Baldwin, the press, and the law. Just last year he was accused of attacking a Daily News photographer who tried to take his picture after he got a marriage license. In 2011 Baldwin got the boot from an American Airlines flight after allegedly refusing to turn off his phone."

My colleague Robert Moses tried to question Baldwin Monday morning for Good Day New York but got shoved by the media crush and fell down.

Moments later Baldwin, who is a well-known Twitter-holic, set the record straight, saying he was not to blame for Robert's fall. 

Baldwin's spokesperson said the accusations are completely false and denied that he made any racist remarks.

But state Sen. Malcolm Smith isn't convinced. The powerful African-American politician is calling on the entertainment industry to ban Baldwin from future projects.

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