NYPD Hunts Suspect Clifton Williams, 50, for Allegedly Sucker Punching Actor Steve Buscemi, 66, During Manhattan Stroll; Buscemi Hospitalized, First Lady Jill Biden Offers Support

NYPD Hunts Suspect Clifton Williams, 50, for Allegedly Sucker Punching Actor Steve Buscemi, 66, During Manhattan Stroll; Buscemi Hospitalized, First Lady Jill Biden Offers Support

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is actively pursuing Clifton Williams, 50, in connection with the alleged assault on renowned actor Steve Buscemi, 66, in New York City.

Buscemi was reportedly punched in the face by Williams while walking along Third Avenue near East 27th Street in Kips Bay.

Manhunt Underway for Suspect Clifton Williams

As authorities intensify efforts to locate Clifton Williams, who fled the scene following the attack, the NYPD has released a surveillance image of the suspect.

Williams, described as wearing a dark baseball hat, blue T-shirt, black pants, and white sneakers, remains at large as the investigation continues.

Buscemi Hospitalized; First Lady Jill Biden Offers Support

Following the assault, Steve Buscemi was transported to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of injuries, including bruising, swelling, and bleeding to his left eye.

In a show of support, First Lady Jill Biden visited Buscemi at the hospital, offering comfort to the acclaimed actor and his traumatized family.

Past Incidents of Violence

This incident is not the first time Buscemi has faced violence. In 2001, during the filming of “Domestic Disturbance” in Wilmington, NC, the actor intervened in a bar brawl and was stabbed multiple times.

Despite the severity of the attack, Buscemi recovered and continued his acting career.

Rising Concerns Over Random Assaults in NYC

The assault on Buscemi adds to a concerning trend of random attacks on celebrities and civilians in New York City.

Recent incidents, including assaults on actor Michael Stuhbarg and reality star Bethenny Frankel, highlight the need for increased vigilance and community safety measures in urban areas.

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