Actor Steve Buscemi randomly assaulted in Manhattan, publicist says

Actor Steve Buscemi randomly punched in Manhattan

Actor Steve Buscemi randomly punched in Manhattan

Renowned actor Steve Buscemi was unexpectedly attacked in the bustling streets of New York City last week, his representative disclosed on Sunday.

Buscemi, widely recognized for his lead roles in the series “Boardwalk Empire” and films like “Fargo” and “Reservoir Dogs,” fell victim to an unprovoked assault in the Kips Bay area of Manhattan. This incident has been referred to by his spokesperson as a “random act of violence.”

Authorities were summoned to the scene following a distress call concerning an assault around 11:48 a.m. ET on May 8. Police were informed upon arrival that a man, aged 66, had been struck in the face at 369 3rd Avenue by someone whose identity remains unknown. While the New York Police Department’s report did not specifically name Buscemi, the described individual was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition, with injuries including bruising, swelling, and a laceration near his left eye.

“Steve is currently doing fine and is grateful for everyone’s kind thoughts. However, he is deeply distressed that such violence is becoming a common occurrence for many who stride along New York’s pathways,” his spokesperson conveyed.

According to the police, the assailant is described as a person “wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, blue t-shirt, black trousers, white trainers, and carrying a backpack.” At this stage, no one has been taken into custody and the investigation is ongoing.

Law enforcement officials have noted an uptick in similar random attacks in New York City over recent weeks, particularly targeting women, with 12 such assaults reported and six arrests thus far.

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