Random Violent Attack: Actor Steve Buscemi Assaulted in New York City Street

New York, NY – New footage emerged recently showing acclaimed actor Steve Buscemi being attacked in New York City. The video captured the actor walking on Third Avenue, moments before he was randomly punched by an unidentified assailant. The incident took place just before 12 p.m. on May 8, as Buscemi was crossing East 27th Street.

Following the attack, the NYPD identified the suspect as 50-year-old Clifton Williams. Buscemi, known for his roles in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Reservoir Dogs,” was taken to the hospital with bruising, swelling, and bleeding to his left eye. His publicist confirmed the incident, stating that Buscemi was assaulted in midtown Manhattan but is thankfully okay.

This assault on Buscemi comes in the wake of a similar incident involving his “Boardwalk Empire” co-star Michael Stuhlbarg, who was assaulted in New York in March. Stuhlbarg was allegedly struck in the head with a rock by a homeless man while walking near Central Park.

Buscemi, before his successful acting career, served as a firefighter in New York City. He joined the FDNY in 1980 and worked at Engine Co. 55 in Manhattan’s Little Italy for four years. Even after achieving success in acting, Buscemi returned to volunteer with his old engine company after the 9/11 attacks, working alongside fellow firefighters in the aftermath.

Throughout the years, Buscemi has remained involved with organizations dedicated to supporting firefighters and their families. He continues to serve on the advisory council for Friends of Firefighters alongside other notable figures like Gary Sinise and Kevin Smith.

Despite the challenges he has faced, Buscemi’s dedication to his community and his bravery in the face of adversity continue to inspire many. His story serves as a testament to the resilience and selflessness of first responders, highlighting the importance of honoring and supporting those who put their lives on the line every day.