Law enforcement sources say that New York Police Department officers arrested 35-year-old Marquis Ventura this weekend for his hand in the attack. Per NBC News, transit officers spotted Ventura walking into the subway close to where the incident initially took place. Ventura was booked on a felony assault charge. This charge was increased because the 67-year-old Moranis is technically a senior citizen which makes the crime more serious.
In October, Moranis was on a morning walk near his New York City apartment when a then-unidentified man sucker punched him. Video of the incident was released by the NYPD in hopes to find the suspect.
WATCH: Actor Rick Moranis punched in the head in unprovoked attack in New York City; suspect being sought pic.twitter.com/NMpAEW3k47
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 2, 2020
Moranis was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for pain in his head, back, and hip. Following the incident, fans and fellow entertainers flooded to social media where they pushed for justice.
My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis. https://t.co/VXBbTjdDwa
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 2, 2020
As if 2020 wasn't already a huge ball of chaos, then this happens. I mean, you are really going to randomly attack Rick Moranis walking down the street? I hope this low life is found and arrested fast. #MakeHimFamous for authorities. #Assault https://t.co/1LZcTVMRpD pic.twitter.com/XUmIA7jd4I
— JD Scott (@MrJDScott) October 4, 2020
I am very sad to see this. I hope Rick Moranis is ok and that he gets over this traumatic attack. https://t.co/dNtsWxtuTz
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 3, 2020
"He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes," Moranis' rep told The Hollywood Reporter at the time.
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