Suspicious suspect in connection with Rick Moranis attack


The Post learned that a suspect is in custody in connection with a random October attack on actor Rick Moranis near the Upper Rick Side Apartments.

A sergeant assigned to transit arrested the man on Saturday at 96th Street and Broadway; Law enforcement sources said investigators were questioning the 35-year-old man before bringing him to the central booking on Saturday night.

Sources said the suspect is a Manhattan resident, whose history includes five of the 13 arrests for hooliganism.

The NYPD said in a tweet, “Thanks to an Eagle iGent from @NYPDTransit, this suspect has been apprehended and charged.”

The 67-year-old “Ghostbusters” star was walking into Central Park West near West 70th street en route to his nearby apartment when the stranger suddenly slapped him, causing him to fall to the ground.

The video was disturbed, unprovoked, and other images of the suspect were captured from surveillance cameras.

The attack resulted in pain in Moranis’ head, back and right hip.

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