Beloved Actor Steve Buscemi Attacked In Random NYC Assault

Acclaimed actor and Brooklyn native Steve Buscemi 66 fell victim to a random attack on the streets of New York City last week when a deranged assailant struck him in the face during a broad-daylight assault in Kips Bay. The incident is the latest in a string of unprovoked attacks plaguing the Big Apple.

According to law enforcement sources Buscemi was walking through the neighborhood on Wednesday when the brute approached and punched him. The “Boardwalk Empire” star suffered swelling to his face and left eye and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. The attacker fled the scene and remains at large.

“Steve Buscemi was assaulted in Mid-Town Manhattan another victim of a random act of violence in the city” Buscemi’s publicist said in a statement to The Post. “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.”

Witnesses in the area reported seeing Buscemi with a woman before the assault. “I saw he was with a woman and then through the corner of the window I saw him trip and fall backwards” said Nat a worker in the area who asked to be identified only by her first name. “He right away got up and ran in the opposite direction. I didn’t see who hit him.”

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the alleged attacker a bearded man wearing a baseball cap a blue t-shirt and black sweatpants. The actor a former FDNY firefighter has a movie career spanning four decades with roles in acclaimed films like “Fargo” and “Reservoir Dogs.”

Buscemi is the second actor from the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” to fall victim to random NYC street violence this year. On March 31 actor Michael Stuhbarg who played gangster Arnold Rothstein on the show was struck in the back of the neck with a rock while out for a run on the Upper East Side.

The attack on Buscemi a beloved figure in his native New York who famously rushed to the site of the World Trade Center after 9/11 to join his former fire company Engine 55 has left many shaken. As the city grapples with a surge in unprovoked assaults the incident underscores the urgent need to address public safety concerns and protect residents and visitors alike.