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Driver illegally parked attacks Manhattan traffic agents with metal pipe: police

Man arrested for allegedly assaulting two NYPD traffic agents in Manhattan
Posted at 11:20 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 08:09:49-05

NOMAD, Manhattan — A Staten Island man was arrested after he assaulted two NYPD traffic agents writing him a summons in Manhattan Tuesday morning, police said.

The incident happened at around 9:40 a.m. near the intersection of Broadway and West 28th Street in the NoMad neighborhood.

Police said the traffic agents were writing a summons for Michael DiDonato's illegally parked pick-up truck when he got out of his vehicle and struck both agents with what police believe was a metal pipe.

The NYPD agents were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

DiDonato, 52, initially fled the scene but was arrested Tuesday night, police said.

He now faces charges including two counts of assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, according to authorities.