A motorcyclist accused of touching off a bloody, caught-on-video confrontation between bikers and an SUV driver on the West Side Highway has pleaded guilty to assault and rioting.
A YouTube video of a disturbing confrontation between an SUV driver and group of motorcyclists on the West Side Highway has captivated the country — and left law enforcement officials in New York City busy. There are a lot of players and suspects involved in the case — here is a breakdown of those involved.
A police detective who was charged in the biker road rage attack last month has decided not to testify before a grand jury, his attorney said.
Another biker has been arrested in the road rage attack that left a sport-utility vehicle driver injured.
Alexian Lien, the sport-utility vehicle driver who was attacked and beaten in a clash with bikers last month, was seen before cameras for the first time since the attack in recent days.
Among others facing possible indictment is undercover NYPD detective Wojciech Braszczok, who is accused of being a key player in the attack.
A seventh biker has been arraigned on charges stemming from the Sept. 29 incident that began on the West Side Highway.
Wojciech Braszczok was arraigned on assault, gang assault and criminal mischief charges.
His lawyer had said Monday that the detective only witnessed other bikers attacking the vehicle.
The NYPD released photos of the two persons of interest who they said were part of the large group of bikers. Police said the two are wanted for questioning.
A New York City man said he “felt intense danger” as he intervended in the beating of an SUV driver by a gang of bikers.
Police have identified the suspect who authorities said is seen on a YouTube video violently smashing the window of a SUV after an intense confrontation between the driver and a group of bikers on Sunday.
The family of Range Rover driver Alexian Lien issued a statement Thursday via their attorney.
A motorcycle rider seriously injured when an SUV ran him over after a New York City highway altercation was recently arrested in Massachusetts for driving with a revoked license.
Police are continuing to piece together the chain of events that led to the confrontation, which was all caught on a camera mounted on the helmet of a fellow biker and posted to YouTube.