Steve Buscemi carried out a “random” attack while walking in NYC

The incident comes about a month after the actor’s Boardwalk Empire co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was attacked in the city

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Steve Buscemi was reportedly punched in the face while walking on the street in New York City.

The actor was “attacked in Midtown Manhattan,” his publicist tells PEOPLE, calling the actor “another victim of a random act of violence in the city.”

The 66-year-old New York native is doing well, his publicist says, noting that while he “appreciates everyone’s well wishes, he is incredibly sad for everyone who this happened to while walking the streets of.” Went to New York.”

Police said that Buscemi – who recently joined the cast of Netflix Wednesday — was walking in the Kips Bay neighborhood around 11:50 a.m. on May 8 when a stranger accidentally punched him in the face New York Daily News And New York Post reported.

After the attack, the Fargo The actor’s face and left eye became swollen and he was taken to Bellevue Hospital, media said. Meanwhile, the attacker fled the scene.

The attacker was last seen wearing a baseball cap, a blue T-shirt, black pants and white sneakers, police said New York Daily News And New York Post.

The New York Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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The attack came about a month after a man attacked Buscemis Boardwalk Empire Co-star Michael Stuhlbarg with a rock in Manhattan on March 31st.

According to the NYPD, 27-year-old Xavier Israel was arrested following the attack after punching Stuhlbarg in the neck.

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