A city traffic agent was shot with a BB gun while writing a summons in Queens and another was assaulted minutes earlier on the job in Manhattan, police said Saturday.
The traffic agent was issuing a parking summons on New Haven Avenue and Beach 22nd Street at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Far Rockaway when he was struck with BB gun pellets in his right arm and leg.
A witness tipped off cops to the suspect, who was placed under arrest, police said.
Cops recovered the BB gun and the unidentified agent was not seriously injured, authorities said. Police did not immediately provide the suspect’s name.
About 10 minutes earlier in Chelsea, a 52-year-old traffic enforcement agent was issuing a summons on 8th Avenue near West 25th Street for a double-parked Nissan van with New York plates when an unknown assailant pushed the agent, hopped in the vehicle, and drove off.
The van driver was last seen on the Williamsburg Bridge and the suspect remains at-large, police said. The traffic agent refused medical attention.