Traffic Agent Suffers Fractured Skull In Attack
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting a NYPD traffic agent in the Bronx Tuesday morning.
TEA Agent Edgar Saeteros, 35, was issuing a double-parking summons around 9 a.m. in front of 1268 Virginia Avenue in Parkchester when he was attacked by a motorist, authorities said. The suspect then fled on foot, leaving his vehicle behind.
The driver had double parked to avoid street cleaning, but was blocking traffic in the process — which prompted the ticket, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.
Bobby Smith ran outside to find out what all the horn honking and commotion was about.
“I saw the traffic agent on the floor…he was out cold,” Smith said.
Saeteros suffered a fractured skull and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visited Saeteros and his family in the hospital and called the incident a “terrible attack,” adding that the NYPD was “focused on capturing [Saeteros’] assailant.”
The suspect is described by police as a Hispanic man weighing around 165 pounds.
Anyone with information in regards to the incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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