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Man Assaults Traffic Agent on Steinway Street, Upset He Was Issued With Summons

Suspect (NYPD) and GameStop on Steinway St. (Google)

Oct. 23, 2020 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a man who assaulted a traffic agent in Astoria earlier this month—after being upset that he had been issued with a summons.

Police said the traffic agent, a 36-year-old woman, was writing the man a summons for double parking in front of GameStop at 31-58 Steinway St., when the enraged suspect came out of the video game store and confronted her at around 3 p.m. Oct. 14. The man then threw an aluminum bottle of soda at her.

The bottle hit the traffic agent’s elbow causing pain and swelling. The suspect got into his black Honda, with a New Jersey plate number of 770852R, and drove off.

The traffic agent declined medical attention on the scene.

The suspect is described as being around 18 to 20 years of age, thin building, black short hair and was last seen wearing a gray sweatsuit and carrying a book bag.

The police have released video of the suspect taken at GameStop.

Anyone with information in regard to 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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Sara Ross

Double parking is illegal anyway, but if the cop hit the guy, I guess then black lives would matter huh? If you don’t want to get a ticket, don’t park illegally. Although in my neighborhood people park daily in front of fire hydrants and don’t get parking tickets.

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