Traffic agent assaulted while issuing ticket

A traffic agent suffered a fractured skull after being attacked by a motorist in the Bronx.

September 29, 2010 3:12:45 AM PDT
An NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent is recovering in the hospital after he was assaulted while giving a parking summons. Agent Edgar Saeteros suffered a fractured skull in the attack, which happened around 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Parkchester section of the Bronx.

Police say the 35-year old Saeteros was writing a ticket for double parking front of 1268 Virginia Avenue when he was assaulted by a motorist. The suspect left his car behind and took off on foot. Saeteros was transported to Jacobi Medical Center, where he remains in stable condition.

No motive for the assault is known at this time. Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly visited Saeteros in the hospital and met with the agent's wife and young daughter.

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

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall Hispanic male weighing approximately 165 pounds.

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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.