Actor Buscemi Okay Following Assault In New York City

American Actor, Steve Buscemi has been certified Okay after he was punched in the face by a man on a New York City street, his publicist revealed on Monday.

The 66-year-old star of “Fargo” and “Boardwalk Empire” was assaulted last weekend in Manhattan and taken to a nearby hospital with bruising, swelling and bleeding to his left eye.

According to a statement Sunday from his publicist; “Steve Buscemi was assaulted in Mid-Town Manhattan, another victim of a random act of violence in the city, He is ok and appreciates everyone’s well wishes.”

Africa Today News, New York reports that the actor suffered swelling to his face and left eye and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

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Meanwhile, his deranged assailant took off and is still on the lam, police sources said.

“He is ok and appreciates everyone’s well wishes, though incredibly sad for everyone that this has happened to while also walking the streets of New York.”

Cops said the random attack happened around 11:48 a.m. on Wednesday in front of 369 Third Ave.

“I saw he was with a woman, and then through the corner of the window I saw him trip and fall backwards,” a worker in the area who witnessed part of the assault told The Post. “He right away got up and ran in the opposite direction. I didn’t see who hit him.

“It worries me for when we close because we close at 11 and it can get scary around that time,” said the woman, who asked to be identified only as Nat.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the alleged attacker, a bearded man wearing a baseball cap, a blue t-shirt and black sweatpants.

The New York Police Department put out a nameless statement on the assault Wednesday. Buscemi’s representative confirmed 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.

Africa Today News, New York

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