Actor Steve Buscemi assaulted while strolling down a New York City street

Actor Steve Buscemi, known for his roles in Boardwalk Empire and Reservoir Dogs, was the victim of a random attack in New York City, according to his publicist. The incident occurred in Manhattan, where Buscemi sustained injuries to his face, including bruises and a bloody eye, that required hospital treatment. The attack, described as a “random act of violence,” left the 66-year-old actor shaken and in need of medical attention.

Police responded to an emergency call reporting the assault on Buscemi, who was allegedly punched in the face by a passer-by. A description of the suspect, including a photograph, was released by authorities in an effort to apprehend the perpetrator. The suspect was described as wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a blue T-shirt, black trousers, white trainers, and carrying a bag at the time of the attack.

The assault took place in Midtown around 11:48 ET on May 8th near 369 Third Ave, prompting Buscemi’s transport to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. He suffered bruising, swelling, and bleeding to his left eye as a result of the altercation. In a statement, Buscemi’s publicist condemned the attack as another instance of senseless violence in the city, highlighting the need for increased awareness and prevention of such incidents.

The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers present in urban environments and the importance of remaining vigilant and cautious while navigating public spaces. As a beloved actor and public figure, Steve Buscemi’s experience underscores the need for greater efforts to promote safety and security for all individuals, regardless of their status or notoriety.

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