Traffic Agent Assaulted by Angry Bronx Motorist

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010  |  Updated 8:36 AM EDT
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Some people really can't stand getting a ticket.

Early Tuesday a traffic agent in the Bronx was assaulted while issued a double-parking ticket, police said.

At about 9 a.m., in front of 1268 Virginia Avenue in Parkchester, an NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent was issuing a double-parking summons when he was assaulted by a motorist, cops said.

The suspect fled on foot, leaving the vehicle behind, police said.

The Traffic Agent, a 35-year-old Edgar Saeteros, was transported to Jacobi Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition with a fractured skull, officials said.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly visited the Traffic Agent while the agent’s wife and 11-year-old daughter were present in the hospital.

“The assault of Traffic Enforcement Agent Saeteros this morning was a terrible attack and we are focused on capturing his assailant," said Kelly.

"This was a vicious, unprovoked attack, " said the Commissioner, who added that the car was a Lincoln Towncar. "He had an abbrasion to the left side of his face and head."

No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing, officials said.  The suspect is described as Hispanic male, about 6'00" and 165 lbs.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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