Suspect arrested for throwing an unknown liquid at the traffic agent who gave him a ticket (UPDATED)

RMA#1831-18 114 Pct Assault on MOS 07-20-18 (vehicle)
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Police arrested an Astoria man who threw an unknown clear liquid at an NYPD traffic agent who issued him a double-parking ticket.

Haytham Salama, 35, reportedly turned himself in for his actions on July 27. He was charged with assault and obstructing government administration.

According to police, at 4:55 p.m. on July 20, a 55-year-old female traffic agent issued a summons for a vehicle, a Nissan Rogue SL, which was found double-parked in front of 30-90 Steinway St. At this time, Salama approached the agent and began yelling profanities at her.

Salama then got into the vehicle, which was being operated by an adult woman, and the traffic agent placed the ticket on the car’s windshield before continuing her tour on foot.

At 5:20 p.m. that same day, the vehicle returned to the scene and Salama threw a clear liquid from a plastic bottle at the agent, hitting her in the back, and drove away. Police did not disclose the type of liquid used in the assault.

EMS responded to the scene and took the agent to Mount Sinai Queens Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Updated July 27, 10:20 a.m.

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