Traffic agent assaulted in Queens; attacker sought

ELMHURST, Queens — Police are looking for a man who assaulted a traffic agent last Tuesday.

The agent was walking along Roosevelt Avenue when an unidentified male approached him from behind and grabbed him by the neck.

The man then dragged the agent down the block before throwing him to the ground, punching and kicking him.

The agent was taken to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

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