Blindsided: NYPD traffic agent ambushed with fire extinguisher

NEW YORK, NY - In Harlem, an unusual 'drive-by' was captured on video Thursday at 6:50 a.m. when an NYPD traffic agent was assaulted with a fire extinguisher wielded from a passing vehicle. 

According to The New York Post, footage shot from the inside of the assailant's vehicle shows a four-door sedan with four masked individuals pulling up next to the officer's vehicle. An unidentified assailant can be seen holding the extinguisher in his lap.

He is then seen yelling, "Yo!" attracting the officer's attention before spraying him with the chemical extinguisher. As the vehicle drives off with music blaring, a second suspect can be seen in the video wearing a black mask and saying "Lord Diablo," the Spanish name for Satan, again and again.


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As of this report, the video shared to Instagram by user "mohammedblox" has been liked 11,036 times and commented upon 281 times. The Instagram user stated in the comments, "I Never Seen These Guys B4." He doesn't explain how he came to possess the footage.

According to The Post, the traffic agent sustained an eye injury in the attack and was treated at Mt. Sinai Morningside. The officer is in stable condition. The NYPD told the outlet that no arrests have been made and the investigation into the assault is ongoing.
Several commentators on the initial video expressed displeasure at the treatment of the officer, one wrote, "I hope they get put under the jail. How dare you come to someone else’s country and beat that disrespectful?"

Another commenter added, "Why would you do that, just f****in around with people who can legally and with a Is excuse rightfully or unrightfully ta(k)e life's away. Plus yall messing around with them that's not even looking for no one to cause them to respond to something."

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