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'Boardwalk Empire' actor Michael Stuhlbarg hit by rock in Central Park, chases after his alleged attacker

'Boardwalk Empire' actor Michael Stuhlbarg hit by rock in Central Park, chases after his alleged attacker

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Michael Stuhlbarg speaks onstage during a special screening and Q&A event for Hulu's “Dopesick” at El Capitan Theater on June 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.


the actor Michael StuhlbergThe actor, famous for the movie “Call Me by Your Name” and the TV series “Boardwalk Empire,” was hit in the back of the neck by a rock Sunday night while in New York, according to police.

Police responded around 7:45 PM ET on Sunday to a “call of an assault in progress near 90th Street and East Drive” near the reservoir in Central Park to find a 55-year-old man “shot in the head by a bomb.” Unknown object.”

“A preliminary investigation determined that a 27-year-old male threw a rock, striking the victim in the back of the neck, causing an abrasion,” the New York City Police Department said in an email to CNN on Monday.

“The victim chased the 27-year-old man to the front of East 91st Street where uniformed officers took the 27-year-old into custody without further incident. The NYPD added that the victim refused medical care at the scene.

A law enforcement official confirmed that Stuhlbarg was the victim who was struck by the rock to CNN on Monday.

CNN has reached out to Stuhlbarg's representatives.

The actor has nearly 60 credits to his name, including 2018's Best Picture Oscar winner “The Shape of Water,” 2016's “Arrival,” and the Amazon Prime series “Transparent.” He played Arnold Rothstein for the first four seasons of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” (HBO, like CNN, is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.)

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The suspect, Xavier Israel, who was He was summoned Monday, he faces an assault charge According to To court records.

In a statement to CNN later on Monday, Rachel Best, press officer for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, said the judge presiding over the case granted the people's request for bail. His next appearance before the Israeli court is scheduled for April 5.