Actor Steve Buscemi punched in the face in random attack in New York City

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

NEW YORK CITY — Actor Steve Buscemi was punched in the face in a random attack in New York City.

The 66-year-old Brooklyn native and current Manhattan resident was walking in Manhattan this past Wednesday when police say someone slugged him.

“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.”

Buscemi went to a hospital for treatment. He was bleeding and had bruising and swelling.

Police are still searching for a suspect in the attack.

Buscemi is an honorary member of the FDNY after helping sift through he rubble after September 11. He received his keys to the city in 2021.

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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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.