Suspect Arrested In Random Assault On Ghostbusters Star Rick Moranis In New York

The 'Ghostbusters' star was punched in the head in a random attack last month.

A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking Rick Moranis last month.

The Ghostbusters star was punched in the face near Central Park in New York City in the morning of Oct 1 and now NYPD officers have arrested 35-year-old Marquis Ventura in connection with the crime.

The police tweeted: "Thanks to an eagle-eyed sergeant from @NYPDTransit, this suspect has been apprehended and charged."

According to reports, the man was listed as homeless by the authorities.

Shortly after the incident, Rick's spokesperson confirmed he was doing "fine" and thanked fans for their kind messages.

In a statement, the spokesperson said: “Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.”

The random altercation was caught on video and shared on Twitter by NYPD Crime Stoppers, with the clip showing a man wearing an “I Love New York” sweatshirt punching the 'Honey I Shurnk the Kids' actor in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.

According to reports, the actor “hurt his head, back, and hip in the attack and went to the hospital for evaluation”.

When he was discharged from hospital, Rick went to a local police station to report the alleged assault.

Following the release of the footage, celebrities took to social media to defend the Spaceballs actor, with Avengers star Chris Evans stating the attack has left his “blood boiling”.

He wrote on Twitter: “My blood is boiling. Find this man. You don’t touch Rick Moranis.”

And Ryan Reynolds wrote: “Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020. Glad to hear he’s okay.”

Rick stepped out of the spotlight in the 1990s to focus on raising his two children — Mitchell and Rachel — after his wife, Ann Belsky, died of cancer in 1991.

He said in 2005: “I pulled out of making movies in about ’96 or ’97. I’m a single parent, and I just found that it was too difficult to manage raising my kids and doing the traveling involved in making movies. So I took a little bit of a break. And the little bit of a break turned into a longer break, and then I found that I really didn’t miss it.”— BANG


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