The New York City Police Department has confirmed that the unknown man who randomly and brazenly assaulted Ghostbusters star Rick Moranis has been taken into custody.

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News of the suspect’s arrest was announced on the official @NYPDNews Twitter, with the NYPD noting that he was apprehended thanks to the assistance of an NYPD Transit officer.

“Thanks to an eagle-eyed sergeant from @NYPDTransit, this suspect has been apprehended and charged,” said the NYPD.

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In the October 2nd attack, Moranis was punched in the head from behind by a man, now identified as 35-year old Marquis Ventura, as the Spaceballs star was making his way home to his nearby apartment.

Moranis fell to the ground as a result of the attack, and as a result, suffered “pain in his head, back, and hip.”

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According to The New York Post, the suspect, “has a history of more than a dozen arrests, including five for felonies,” with his most recent arrest coming “ just two weeks after the attack on Moranis.”

“The Moranis attack is now the third open stranger-assault case against Ventura,” added the Post. “He remains charged in the Bronx with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a young woman in the face after asking her for money on a No. 5 train on April 13, according to law enforcement sources and public court records.”

As of writing, no motive for Ventura’s attack on Moranis has been reported.

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