Police seek two bikers in chase, assault on SUV driver

Assault 33 Pct
Police are searching for the two suspects pictured here in connection with Sunday’s assault. Credit: DCPI

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two motorcyclists who pulled an SUV driver from his vehicle and beat him on Sunday.

A swarm of motorcycle riders traveling north on the West Side Highway surrounded the black Range Rover as Alexian Lien, 33, drove in the center lane with his wife and young child. When one of the motorcyclists apparently stopped short, Lien struck him, knocking the motorcyclist off his bike. What happened immediately after is not clear, but moments later, the black Range Rover is seen on video barreling through the motorcyclists, and a chase ensued.

Upon reaching West 178th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, the suspects pulled the victim from his car, assaulted him, slashed his tires and damaged his vehicle, police said.

Motorcyclists from various locations were traveling to Times Square for an unauthorized stunt event, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said on Monday.

“They come together. They have sort of rally points,” he said. “Last year, they drove down Broadway. Well over 1,000 motorcycles, dirt bikes, quads, which are four-wheel vehicles, they drove down, they stopped in Times Square and blocked traffic.”

Kelly said the motorcyclists weren’t able to make it to Time Square this year because of checkpoints at bridges and tunnels.

Police arrested 15 people and confiscated 55 motorcycles on Sunday, Kelly said. But none of those arrests were related to the assault on Lien.

Police released a photo of the two suspects they are trying to locate. One of the suspects has a Guyana flag on the rear of his motorcycle, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

VIDEO: Police seek suspect in molotov cocktail attack…

Police released surveillance video on Wednesday in hopes of tracking down a man who threw a molotov cocktail inside a Brooklyn corner store.

Local

City Council budget asks for 1,000 additional NYPD…

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito unveiled the City Council's budget priorities on Wednesday, including the extra cops for the NYPD at a cost of $94.3 million.

Local

Behind the costumes at the Brooklyn Cosplay Fashion…

Echo Chronum, 17, is a quiet and reserved Brooklyn high school student who often buries herself in her homework. But there is another side to…

Local

Reddit helps man locate missing mother in New…

The Reddit community helped Josh Goldberg find his missing mother on Tuesday.

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, April 23: 'Suburgatory,' 'Modern…

'Suburgatory' The men of "Suburgatory" go camping and Tessa mentors a social outcast in a Miss Chatswin contest, which brings her, once again, into conflict…

The Word

The best lines from Oprah's ex-stepmother's Daily Mail…

Oprah’s ex-stepmother, Barbara Winfrey, is out for revenge.

Books

A debut novel about fate, love and moving…

Pia Padukone talks about her debut novel, "Where Earth Meets Water."

Movies

Review: 'The Railway Man' is a literal-minded look…

In "The Railway Man," Colin Firth plays a WWII vet suffering from massive trauma acquired from his days as a beaten POW.

MLB

Jets 2014 regular season schedule

The Jets will play three prime-time games — against the Bears, Patriots and Dolphins — as well as a CBS national game in Week 2 at Green Bay.

NBA

Phil Jackson talked to Steve Kerr, pushes for…

Knicks president Phil Jackson spoke to the media for the first time since firing head coach Mike Woodson on Monday.

MLB

Fantasy baseball: Searching for early season prospects

It’s relatively rare for a mediocre 30-year-old hitter to suddenly go nuts offensively for 162 games. That’s why minor league prospects are so exciting.

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC 'targeting' US international Mix Diskerud

Metro New York has learned Mix Diskerud has drawn “interest” from the expansion MLS side, NYCFC.

Style

Pippa Middleton's Etsy pick: Golden Thread Jewelry

Get a look at the jewelry Pippa Middleton loves and find out how you can buy it too.

Parenting

What every parent needs to know to get…

Mom and author of "Small Talk," Tracey Blake, shares her five practical tips to help you develop your children's language skills.

Sex

Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Read about a couple who has been 40 years after meeting on the train.

Tech

Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."