Man sought for pushing elderly traffic officer to the ground

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A man pushed a traffic cop to the ground after he tried to issue a summons, police said.
NYPD Crime Stoppers

Police are searching for a man who assaulted a 72-year-old traffic officer in Sunset Park on Nov. 27.

The elderly traffic enforcement agent was writing a summons for a car that was illegally parked on Fifth Avenue by 58th Street at 2:45 pm when its owner shoved him to the ground, police said.

The suspect then fled the scene in a gray Nissan Rogue southbound on Fifth Avenue. 

The victim suffered pain and bruising to his back and was taken by first responders to NYU Langone Hospital/Brooklyn in stable condition. 

Police recently released surveillance footage depicting the incident:

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.