Actor Steve Buscemi punched in random New York attack - 1 minute read

Actor Steve Buscemi was injured in a random attack by a passer-by in New York City, his publicist said.

The Boardwalk Empire and Reservoir Dogs actor needed hospital treatment to his face after a "random act of violence" in Manhattan, his publicist said. He suffered bruises and a bloody eye.

Police said they responded to an emergency call on Wednesday about a 66-year-old man being punched in the face.

A description of the suspect and his photograph were released by police.

He was wearing a dark-coloured baseball cap, blue T-shirt, black trousers and white trainers and was carrying a bag.

Buscemi was attacked in Midtown at around 11:48 ET (15:48 GMT) on 8 May near 369 Third Ave.

He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of bruising, swelling and bleeding to his left eye.

"Steve Buscemi was... another victim of a random act of violence in the city," the statement read.

Source: BBC News

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