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Developing: Actor Steve Buscemi Brutally Assaulted In Random Act Of NYC Violence

Crime in the New York City has been out of control for years, but when the victim is a major celebrity, the underlying issue is worth a second look.

That’s exactly what happened this week on the streets of the Big Apple, as reported by the New York Post:

It seems no one is safe on the streets of the Big Apple these days not even beloved hometown actor and Brooklyn native Steve Buscemi.

Buscemi, 66, was strolling through Kips Bay last week when a brute walked up and struck the “Boardwalk Empire” star in a broad-daylight attack one of the latest unprovoked assaults in the five boroughs, law enforcement sources told The Post.

The actor suffered swelling to his face and left eye and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, his deranged assailant took off and is still on the lam, police sources said.

“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 to The Post.

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

Cops said the random attack happened around 11:48 a.m. on Wednesday in front of 369 Third Ave.

The startling news sparked widespread discussion on social media:

As Yahoo noted, Buscemi is hardly the only high-profile victim of random violence in the city:

The broad-daylight attack is just one of the celebrity incidents that have happened over the last few years. Comic actor Rick Moranis, Michael Stuhlbarg (who was in the show Boardwalk Empirewith Buscemi), and reality star Bethenny Frankel are among those similarly victimized.

Buscemi had a swollen left eye and face from his attack and was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

His assailant ran off and is still being sought.

Here’s some additional coverage of the developing story:


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