Steve Buscemi Punched in 'Random' Attack While Walking in N.Y.C.

The incident comes about a month after the actor’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ costar Michael Stuhlbarg was attacked in the city

<p>Gary Gershoff/Getty</p> Steve Buscemi

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Steve Buscemi

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

The actor was “assaulted 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 okay, his publicist says, noting that while he “appreciates everyone’s well wishes,” he is “incredibly sad for everyone that this has happened to while also walking the streets of NY.”

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

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

<p>Gary Gershoff/Getty</p> Steve Buscemi

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Steve Buscemi

The attacker was last seen wearing a baseball cap, a blue T-shirt, black pants and white sneakers, police told the 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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Michael Stuhlbarg

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The assault comes about a month after a man attacked Buscemi’s Boardwalk Empire costar Michael Stuhlbarg with a rock in Manhattan on March 31.

Following the attack, 27-year-old Xavier Israel was taken into custody after striking Stuhlbarg in the back of the neck, according to the NYPD.

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