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Steve Buscemi Hospitalized After Random Punch on Manhattan Block – NBC Los Angeles Washington DC (44)

A second “Boardwalk Empire” actor was injured in what law enforcement sources have described as a random attack in Manhattan.

Steve Buscemi, 66, was in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan on Wednesday when a stranger approached and punched the actor in the face, according to two NYPD sources. They said Buscemi had been leaning against a wall around 12 p.m., sending text messages on his phone, at the time of the attack.

Medics responded to 3rd Avenue and East 28th Street, where they picked up Buscemi and took him to Bellevue Hospital. Police said the actor was treated for bruising, swelling and bleeding in his left eye.

The attacker has not yet been identified, but the NYPD released surveillance images of the alleged suspect in hopes of locating him.

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The man wanted for the attack on actor Steve Buscemi. ()

Buscemi is known for his roles in the films “Fargo” and “Reservoir Dogs,” or the recent television series “Miracle Workers.” He was last seen on screen in the final season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which wrapped its 12th season in April.

Buscemi is the second actor from the popular HBO television show “Boardwalk Empire” to be attacked this spring. Michael Stuhlbarg was hit in the head with a rock while walking near Central Park on March 31.

A homeless man, later identified as Xavier Israel, 27, was detained; He faces charges of assault and harassment. Israel is allegedly the same person who attacked a good Samaritan who gave him a coat in Manhattan more than two years ago.

Stuhlbarg is currently starring in “Patriots” on Broadway.



A “Boardwalk Empire” actor is recovering from a random stone to the head he suffered while walking near Central Park on Sunday night, authorities say.