Police said it happened in broad daylight just before 7:30 a.m. in Central Park West, near 70th Street.
Surveillance cameras captured the attack on the 67-year-old “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and “Ghostbusters” actor.
The video shows the suspect walking and stabs Moranis in the head, knocking him to the ground.
ANWANTED🚨 ASSAULT on October 1, 2020 at 7:24 am in Central Park West, near West 70 St. Manhattan. NYPD20PCT. Do you reward up to 2500? Do you know who he is? All 1-800-577-Tips or call us! All calls are confidential! OurYourCityYourCall YNYPDDetectives pnypdchiefofpatrol pic.twitter.com/s06yNPBUBk
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The actor has been on the big screen for many years focusing on his children after the death of his wife, but recently appeared in a mint mobile ad with Ryan Reynolds.
Police said he went to the hospital with head, back and hip pain. He then went to the scene to report the crime.
Moranis’ board of directors told CBS 2’s Jenna DiAngelis that “she’s fine, but thanks for everyone’s thoughts and thanks.”
Neighbors said he was a very nice guy and they were shocked about the unprovoked attack.
“That’s why we went here – to be safe,” said resident Jonathan Kurdin. “Everything was fine, but I guess the times I try. People do weird things, they’m not always good… and you’ve often looked over your shoulder.”
Searching for the suspect, he can be seen walking.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Of NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline 1-800-577-Tips (8477), or 1-888-57-Pista (74782) in Spanish. You can also submit a tip Via their website Or on Twitter, YNYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
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