Actor Steve Buscemi punched in face in random NYC street attack

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NEW YORK CITY - Actor Steve Buscemi is OK after he was punched in the face by a man on a NYC street, his publicist said Sunday.

The 66-year-old star of "Fargo" and "Boardwalk Empire" was assaulted Wednesday just before noon in Manhattan (Kips Bay) and taken to a 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 Sunday from his publicist. "He is OK and appreciates everyone’s well wishes."

<div>Steve Buscemi, of the television show Miracle Workers, poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour 2019. <strong>(Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)</strong></div>
Steve Buscemi, of the television show Miracle Workers, poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour 2019. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)

The NYPD put out a nameless statement on the assault Wednesday. Buscemi’s representative confirmed Sunday the unidentified assault victim in the police statement was the actor.

The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion, wearing a dark-colored baseball-style cap, blue t-shirt, black pants, white sneakers, and carrying a bookbag.

Police said there were no arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Meanwhile, Buscemi's "Boardwalk Empire" co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was hit in the back of the neck with a rock while walking in Central Park back on March 31.

Stuhlbarg was struck from behind with a rock just before 8 p.m. near East 90th Street. Stuhlbarg would chase his attacker in the direction of NYPD officers, who arrested Xavier Israel. The 27-year-old has been in the news for violent attacks before.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.