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Police: Traffic Agent Punched While Issuing Parking Ticket In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A traffic agent was attacked while on the job in Brooklyn, police say.

The agent was issuing a parking ticket around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 when he was approached by a man near Fifth Avenue and 15th Street in Park Slope.

Police said the man yelled at the agent before pushing him and punching him in the face.

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The suspect took off in a red 2008 Jeep Wrangler with a Maryland license plate 7AX0329. The agent was taken to the hospital in stable condition to be treated for pain and swelling.

Police said they're searching for a man in his 30s, believed to be 5 feet 9 inches tall, 200 pounds with a bald head and last seen wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting 274637.

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