New York City, New York – New footage has surfaced showing actor Steve Buscemi moments before he was assaulted in Manhattan last week. The video captured by CBS New York depicts Buscemi looking at his phone before being randomly punched by an unknown assailant on the street. The incident occurred on Third Avenue near East 27th Street around noon on May 8.

   Shortly after the video was recorded, police identified the suspect in the attack as 50-year-old Clifton Williams. Buscemi, known for his roles in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Reservoir Dogs,” was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries to his left eye, including bruising, swelling, and bleeding.

   This attack is not an isolated incident, as Buscemi’s “Boardwalk Empire” co-star Michael Stuhlbarg was also assaulted in New York in March. Stuhlbarg was allegedly struck in the head with a rock by a homeless man near Central Park. The actor’s assault adds to the growing concern over random acts of violence in the city.

   Despite his success in Hollywood, Buscemi has always maintained a deep connection to New York City. Before pursuing acting full-time, he served as a firefighter in Manhattan. In the aftermath of 9/11, he returned to his old firehouse to volunteer with his former colleagues, working long hours to help search for survivors in the rubble of the World Trade Center.

   Buscemi’s dedication to the firefighters’ community led him to join the advisory council of Friends of Firefighters, an organization that supports New York City firefighters and their families. Alongside other public figures like Gary Sinise and Kevin Smith, Buscemi continues to show his commitment to the brave men and women who serve the city.

   Despite facing challenges and traumatic experiences throughout his career, Buscemi remains a resilient and dedicated individual, embodying the spirit of New York City and its unwavering resilience. Through his actions and contributions, both on and off screen, he continues to make a lasting impact on the community he calls home.

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