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Suspect who randomly attacked actor Steve Buscemi in broad daylight identified by NYPD: report

Authorities reportedly revealed identity of suspect accused of hitting actor Steve Buscemi in a random attack while walking in Manhattan Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday evening, New York police announced that Clifton Williams, 50, was the man who allegedly punched Buscemi in the face, Fox 5 New York reported.

The 66 year old man star of “Fargo” and “Boardwalk Empire” was attacked shortly before noon in midtown Manhattan and taken to a nearby hospital with bruising, swelling and bleeding to his left eye.

Witnesses confirmed to local station ABC 7 that Buscemi pursued Williams, but was unable to stop him.

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Actor Steve Buscemi was randomly attacked in New York.

Buscemi’s publicist confirmed the assault to Fox News Digital after the attack.

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“Steve Buscemi was attacked in Mid-Town Manhattan, another victim of a random act of violence in the city. He is doing well and appreciates everyone’s well wishes, although he is incredibly sad for everyone that this happened to him while he was walking the streets of New York,” Buscemi’s publicist told Fox News Digital.

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New York police have identified Clifton Williams, 50, as the suspect who punched actor Steve Buscemi in a random attack in Manhattan last week, according to Fox 5 New York.

The New York Police Department released a statement Wednesday regarding the assault, but did not name Buscemi as the victim.

Buscemi, born in Brooklyn, is a beloved New York figure and a former New York firefighter who helped his former team at Ground Zero during the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

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Actor and former FDNY firefighter Steve Buscemi (C) greets firefighters after a memorial service at Old St. Pat’s Church to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011 in New York.

Back on March 31, “Boardwalk Empire” by Buscemi co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was hit in the back of the head with a rock while walking in Central Park in Manhattan. Stuhlbarg was able to pursue his attacker, who was arrested outside the park.

Fox News Digital has contacted the NYPD for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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