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Police are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual pictured above.

Detectives need your help in finding the assailant who recently attacked an on-duty traffic agent on the Elmhurst/Jackson Heights border.

The assault happened on May 29 at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Roosevelt Avenue near Forley Street, where the 46-year-old male agent was approached from behind by his attacker, authorities said. Sources familiar with the investigation noted there were no details available about the motive for the attack.

According to law enforcement agents, the perpetrator grabbed the traffic agent by the back of the neck, forced him to walk for several feet and then swept his legs, forcing him to fall to the ground. The suspect then kicked the traffic agent while he was down before fleeing, police said.

Officers from the 110th Precinct responded to the incident. The agent was treated and released from Queens Hospital Center after suffering a contusion to the back of his head and scrapes along his elbows and wrists.

Police are now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-8477 (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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