Actor Steve Buscemi punched in the face in random act of violence

He is ok and appreciates everyone's well wishes, says the actor's publicist


Actor Steve Buscemi is ok after he was punched in the face by a man on a New York City street, his publicist said on Sunday.

The 66-year-old star of Fargo and Boardwalk Empire was assaulted late on Wednesday morning in Manhattan and taken to a nearby hospital with bruising, swelling and bleeding to his left eye.

Steve Buscemi was assaulted in Mid-Town Manhattan, another victim of a random act of violence in the city, according to a statement issued on Sunday from his publicist. He is ok and appreciates everyone's well wishes."

The assault was first reported by the New York Post.

The New York Police Department put out a nameless statement on the assault Wednesday. Buscemi's representative confirmed on Sunday that the unidentified assault victim in the police statement was the actor.

The police department said there were no arrests and the investigation was continuing.

Buscemi's Boardwalk Empire co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was hit in the back of the neck with a rock while walking in Manhattan's Central Park on March 31. Stuhlbarg chased his attacker, who was taken into custody outside the park.


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