Arrest made in NYC attack against actor Rick Moranis, police say

An arrest was made Saturday in connection with an October attack against actor/comedian Rick Moranis in New York City, authorities said.

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The New York Police Department confirmed on Twitter that a suspect had been apprehended.

Police officials identified the suspect as Marquis Ventura, 35, who was spotted by a transit officer, WNBC reported. Additional details about Ventura were not immediately known, the television station reported.

Video footage showed a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt punch Moranis, 67, on Oct. 1, knocking him to the ground around 7:24 a.m. The attacker then walked away.

The attack happened near Central Park, a few blocks from the building where Moranis' character in “Ghostbusters” lived.

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Moranis suffered injuries to his head, back and hip, WCBS reported. The actor took himself to an area hospital, and then later walked to a police station to report the incident, the television station reported.

Moranis rose to fame on the “SCTV” comedy show in 1980 and 1981, appearing in 26 episodes. He later appeared in films such as “Ghostbusters,” “Spaceballs” and the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” franchise.


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