Traffic agents writing ticket attacked by man with metal pipe in Manhattan: NYPD

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

FLATIRON, Manhattan (WABC) -- The NYPD is investigating an assault on two traffic agents who were writing a parking ticket in Manhattan on Tuesday morning.

The incident was reported at West 28th Street and Broadway just before 10 a.m.

Police say the traffic agents were issuing a ticket to a pickup truck that was illegally parked when the driver got out of the truck and assaulted the agents with a metal pipe.

The driver, Michael Didonato, fled the scene before he was arrested less than 12 hours later.

The agents suffered minor injuries and are expected to be OK.

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