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New York City man arrested in Rick Moranis attack

FILE - In this May 1994 file photo, actor Rick Moranis is shown at an unknown location. A law enforcement official tells the Associated Press that Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, on a sidewalk near New York’s Central Park. Moranis took himself to the hospital and later went to a police station to report the incident, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident and did so on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/File)

NEW YORK (AP) – There’s been an arrest in last month’s attack on actor Rick Moranis.

Police say a 35-year-old man, listed as being homeless, was arrested Saturday in the attack, which occurred Oct. 1 as Moranis was walking on a sidewalk near Central Park.

Video released by police showed a man in a sweatshirt sucker-punch Moranis, knocking him to the ground. Police say it was a “random, unprovoked assault.”


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