A suspect has been arrested in connection to the random, unprovoked attack on Steve Buscemi while he was walking in Manhattan earlier this month.

ABC7 New York reported the New York Police Department identified 50-year-old Clifton Williams as the suspect earlier this week. Williams was brought into custody on Friday after police officers in Chelsea responded to a call in the early afternoon that a man was yelling at people outside 260 11th Avenue.

Buscemi was struck in the face while strolling through the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan on May 8th. After running from his attacker, the 66-year-old actor was taken to Bellevue Hospital and treated for bruising, swelling, and bleeding to his left eye.

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“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. “He is ok and appreciates everyone’s well wishes, though incredibly sad for everyone that this happened while also walking the streets of New York.”


Buscemi is set to play Barry Dort in Season 2 of Netflix’s Wednesday, which has begun production in Ireland.


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