Man Suspected of Punching Steve Buscemi Is Identified

Police say they are looking for Clifton Williams
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2024 9:03 AM CDT
Man Suspected of Punching Steve Buscemi Is Identified
Actor Steve Buscemi attends the premiere of "The Dead Don't Die" at the Museum of Modern Art, June 10, 2019, in New York. Buscemi was punched in the face by a random attacker on a New York City street, Wednesday, May 8, 2024, according to police and his publicist.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

The man who allegedly sucker-punched actor Steve Buscemi one week ago has been identified by police, though he is not in custody. NBC News reports Clifton Williams, 50, has been named as a suspect in the attack, which occurred last Wednesday around noon in the Third Avenue and East 28th Street area of Manhattan. The 66-year-old actor was reportedly leaning against a wall texting when he was struck in the face. He was treated at Bellevue Hospital for bruising, swelling, and bleeding to his left eye. (More Steve Buscemi stories.)

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