9th Suspect Charged In Manhattan Motorcycle-SUV Melee
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another suspect has been arrested in connection with a motorcycle road rage attack in Manhattan.
Police have charged 40-year-old Jason Brown of Brooklyn with felony assault and gang assault. He allegedly struck SUV driver Alexian Lien with his helmet after bikers chased Lien off the Henry Hudson Parkway on Sept. 29.
In all, nine suspects have now been charged in connection with the attack, including undercover NYPD detective Wojciech Braszczok, who decided earlier this week not to testify before a grand jury.
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Video of the encounter that was recorded on a helmet-mounted camera and later posted on YouTube begins with a biker pulling in front of Lien’s black Range Rover and decelerating to the point where the vehicle bumps his back tire.
The video then shows riders swarming around the SUV. Police said some began damaging the Range Rover, hitting it with their helmets and slashing its tires, though it’s not clear from the video.
Lien, who was in the car with his wife and 2-year-old child, takes off, running over biker Edwin Mieses, Jr. Lien’s wife said they had no other choice but to flee.
After being chased by the bikers for nearly two miles, Lien was pulled out of his car and beaten when he got off the highway around West 178th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, police said.
Lien was taken to the hospital after the attack, where he needed stitches to his face. His wife and child were unhurt.
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