THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) – A man allegedly attacked and threatened an NYPD traffic officer working in Mount Hope on Aug. 30, police said.

The 26-year-old officer was standing on the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Grand Concourse around 8 a.m. when the suspect, who was riding a scooter, approached and started arguing with him, police said.

The suspect then punched the traffic officer in the face and pulled out a knife, according to authorities. The traffic officer sustained bruising on his face and was taken to BronxCare Health System, police said.

Police said the suspect fled on the scooter traveling northbound on Grand Concourse toward East 177th Street.

The suspect was described by police as around 5’10” with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a red baseball hat, black t-shirt, gray pants and white sneakers.

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Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.