Actor Michael Stuhlbarg, known for his role in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, was reportedly assaulted by a homeless man in New York City.

Stuhlbarg, 55, was struck in the back of the neck with a rock, causing an abrasion.

The incident reportedly occurred near Central Park.

Stuhlbarg was allegedly attacked by 27-year-old Xavier Israel.

From the New York Post:

He was attacked less than 2 miles from where his “Boardwalk Empire” character, Arnold Rothstein, was fatally shot in the HBO drama series.

Israel, who is homeless, has previously been arrested for two assaults as well as a robbery, all of which took place in January 2022, police and sources said.

He had been on parole for the attempted robbery at the time of the attack.

Following the attack, Stuhlbarg chased after Israel, who was quickly apprehended by police stationed outside the Russian Consulate at 9 E. 91st St. Israel was taken into custody without incident and charged in the assault, police said.

A witness later told police she saw Israel pick up the rock and throw it into a crowd.

Israel was caught on surveillance camera footage in 2022 beating up and stealing the wallet of a good Samaritan who had given him his coat on a chilly January morning, law enforcement sources at the time said.

PEOPLE added:

The incident took place when Stuhlbarg was walking near 90th Street and East Drive around 7:45 p.m., and the actor then chased down Israel afterward. Israel was arrested nearby at 8 p.m., police said, adding that the victim declined to be treated for minor injuries.

Israel, who is currently homeless, was on parole for attempted robbery when he struck Stuhlbarg, according to police.

A character actor who’s been active for the past 25 years, Stuhlbarg has starred in series including Damages, Ugly Betty and Boardwalk Empire, on which he played gambler and gangster Arnold Rothstein. His performances in Dopesick and The Looming Tower earned him Emmy nominations for best supporting actor in a limited series or movie.

His film credits include Best Picture Oscar winner The Shape of Water, Lincoln, A Serious Man, and Call Me By Your Name.

Stuhlbarg’s new Broadway show, Patriots, from The Crown creator Peter Morgan, is scheduled to begin performances Monday. Stuhlbarg plays wealthy Russian Boris Berezovsky opposite Will Keep as Vladimir Putin.

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