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Police Search for Man Who Attacked Traffic Cop, Offer $2,500 Reward

June 6, 2018 By Tara Law

Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked a traffic agent on Roosevelt Avenue on May 29.

The agent, 46, was on duty near 84-18 Roosevelt Ave. on May 29 at 3:30 p.m. when a man came up behind him and grabbed him around the neck. 

The attacker swept the agent’s legs up from under him and knocked him to the ground, police say. 

The man then punched and kicked the agent’s body.

The traffic agent was left in pain and with a swollen head. Emergency responders brought him to Queens General Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic man who is about 30 years old. He has a medium build with short, dark hair. He was last seen wearing a white Nike t-shirt, black sweat pants and dark-colored sneakers.

The NYPD is offering up to $2,500 for information.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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