Police are currently searching for a man who randomly and violently attacked Ghostbusters star, Rick Moranis, while the actor was walking down the street in New York City.
Video captured the attack, and shows the man sucker-punching the 67 year old actor in the head.
WATCH: Actor Rick Moranis punched in the head in unprovoked attack in New York City; suspect being sought pic.twitter.com/NMpAEW3k47
— BNO News (@BNONews) October 2, 2020
The seemingly random attack occurred in Manhattan borough’s Upper West Side, on West 70th Street near Central Park West on Thursday at 7:24 a.m.
The attacker is seen in the video calmly walking away after violently attacking Moranis.
ABC7 reported that Moranis was taken to the hospital for evaluation, as he had hurt his back, hip, and head in the attack.
Police have released a photo of the suspect in the violent attack:
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 2, 2020
The incident sparked a strong reaction from another actor on Twitter: Chris Evans, who famous for his role as the Avenger’s Captain America:
My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis. https://t.co/VXBbTjdDwa
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 2, 2020
Moranis is well known for his roles in the films “Ghostbusters”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”.
A representative for Moranis has announced that the actor is doing fine, and is grateful for all of the support he has received:
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 2, 2020
Other celebrities are outraged about the attack on Moranis, such as comedian Michelle Collins:
Some Twitter users are speculating that the attack may have something to do with the uptick in violent acts being committed against white people in the name of Black Lives Matter:
— UncleBubba47 (@UBubba47) October 2, 2020
Actor Rick Moranis got knockout game'd in De Blasio's New York City. Just another random attack that politicians refer to as a "racist myth." https://t.co/bLhWpAWqQz
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 2, 2020
A Twitter account belonging to a group called “The New York Law Enforcement Labor Coalition” has tweeted that the increased violence on the streets of New York City is the fault of politicians, not police:
Well-known actor assaulted on a Manhattan street. Another senior sucker punched with a full fist and knocked to the pavement. Streets are filthy, unsafe. 2020 in New York City. Don’t blame our cops. Blame the politicianshttps://t.co/BhaBEjOr9G
— New York Law Enforcement Labor Coalition (@PoliceLabor) October 2, 2020