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Man sought for throwing mysterious liquid at NYPD traffic cop last summer: cops

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD needs the public’s help to locate a man that they believe threw a liquid at a traffic cop in the Bronx over the summer.

According to police, at 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2019, an on-duty traffic enforcement agent was writing a motorist a summons at the corner of Walton Avenue and East Fordham Road. The motorist, believed to be 30-year-old Joel Colon, got out of the car and threw an unknown liquid on the officer before fleeing the scene in the vehicle.

The officer was taken to Montefiore Medical Center where she underwent observation.

Colon is described as a Hispanic man standing 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds.

Anyone with information in regard to the whereabouts of this individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Emily Davenport