A female traffic officer was assaulted outside the Skyline Gourmet Deli at the corner of W49th Street and 10th Avenue just before 8am this morning.

The scene this morning on 10th Avenue. Video via Citizen App.

Initial reports on the Citizen App said that there had been a call for backup after a man was hitting an officer who was on the ground.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s wearing a gray shirt, jeans, and a gold chain.

The man fled north on 10th Avenue in a gray Cadillac Escalade with temporary Pennsylvania tags.

Police said the officer sustained minor neck and back injuries.

The area has become a hotspot for police activity in recent months. At the end of September, two blocks away, there was a stabbing at a deli. Most nights of the week, police are called to the Skyline Hotel across the road (including last night).

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