Actor Steve Buscemi punched in face in random NYC street attack

Actor Steve Buscemi is OK after he was punched in the face by a man on a NYC street, his publicist said Sunday.

The 66-year-old star of "Fargo" and "Boardwalk Empire" was assaulted Wednesday just before noon in Manhattan (Kips Bay) and taken to a hospital with bruising, swelling and bleeding to his left eye.

"Steve Buscemi was assaulted in Mid-Town Manhattan, another victim of a random act of violence in the city," according to a statement Sunday from his publicist. "He is OK and appreciates everyone’s well wishes."

Steve Buscemi, of the television show Miracle Workers, poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour 2019. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)

The NYPD put out a nameless statement on the assault Wednesday. Buscemi’s representative confirmed Sunday the unidentified assault victim in the police statement was the actor. 

The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion, wearing a dark-colored baseball-style cap, blue t-shirt, black pants, white sneakers, and carrying a bookbag. 

Police said there were no arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Meanwhile, Buscemi's "Boardwalk Empire" co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was hit in the back of the neck with a rock while walking in Central Park back on March 31. 

Stuhlbarg was struck from behind with a rock just before 8 p.m. near East 90th Street. Stuhlbarg would chase his attacker in the direction of NYPD officers, who arrested Xavier Israel. The 27-year-old has been in the news for violent attacks before.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.