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Fargo star Steve Buscemi attacked in New York City

Actor Steve Buscemi was punched in the face by a random assailant on a New York City street on Wednesday, police and his publicist said. Photo / AP

Actor Steve Buscemi is doing well after being punched in the face by a man on a New York City street, his publicist said Sunday.

The 66-year-old star of Fargo And Boardwalk Empire was attacked in Manhattan on Wednesday morning and taken to a nearby hospital with bruising, swelling and bleeding in his left eye.

“Steve Buscemi was attacked in downtown Manhattan, another victim of a random act of violence in the city,” a statement from his publicist said Sunday. “He is doing well and appreciates everyone’s well wishes.”

The attack was first reported by the New York Post.

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The New York Police Department released an unnamed statement about the attack on Wednesday. Buscemi’s representative confirmed on Sunday that the unidentified victim of the assault in the police statement was the actor.

Police say no arrests have been made and the investigation continues.

Buscemis Boardwalk Empire co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was hit in the neck with a rock while walking through Manhattan’s Central Park on March 31. Stuhlbarg chased his attacker, who was taken into custody outside the park.

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