Police identify man who is accused of punching ‘Boardwalk Empire’ actor – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

NEW YORK — Police say they have identified the man who punched actor Steve Buscemi last week, but the search continues.

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Buscemi was walking in the Kips Bay neighborhood around noon on May 8 when the man punched him in the face while the “Boardwalk Empire” actor was leaning against a wall, texting on his phone, people told WNBC NYPD sources.

Witnesses told police that Buscemi ran after the alleged attacker, WABC reported.

Moments before the alleged incident was filmed, according to WCBS.

Buscemi was taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of bruising, swelling and bleeding near his left eye.

Initially, police reported the attack as an anonymous victim, but Buscemi’s publicist confirmed what happened, saying his client was fine.

The attack appears to have been random, media reported.

Police released a surveillance image of the man who allegedly struck Buscemi, identifying him as 50-year-old Clifton Williams.

The search for Williams continues, WNBC reported.

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