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NYPD Locates Suspect Following Street Attack on Actor Rick Moranis

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)

Police in New York have made a break in the case of the recent attack on Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian Rick Moranis.

On Saturday, officials with the NYPD announced that they have a suspect in custody.

Just before 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 1, surveillance video captured the unidentified man hitting the 67-year-old Moranis in the head with his fist on a Manhattan street and then walking away casually.

The impact knocked the actor to the ground. He was treated for minor injuries to his head, back and hip,.

Moranis starred in numerous major films, including, “SCTV,” “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Ghostbusters” and “Spaceballs.”