Police: Man swings bike at Brookline cops, is pepper-sprayed

bicycle man on bike red light
A bicycle rider.
Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/METRO

A Milton man was pepper-sprayed by Brookline police after he allegedly acted “aggressively” and swung his bicycle at officers after a chase. 

Police said Anwar Luckman, 21, was riding along Harvard Street just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when he rode past a police officer on patrol, said something and kept riding. The officer noticed Luckman was riding the bicycle without a light at night and tried to get him to stop, according to a police report. Luckman allegedly kept peddling and started traveling on the wrong side of the road.

He eventually fell off of his bike while riding along Harvard Street.

“I approached the subject who then picked up the bike and took an aggressive stance in the middle of the street with the bike between him and myself,” the officer wrote in the report. “I attempted to calm him, but he was enraged, and began swinging the bicycle menacingly in my direction.”

Additional officers arrived at the scene and Luckman allegedly swung the bike at them, too. The officer pepper-sprayed Luckman and, following a brief struggle, he was arrested.

Luckman told police he was riding back home to Milton after visiting a friend on Commonwealth Avenue. “He had no explanation for his disorderly behavior,” police wrote in the report.

Luckman was charged with being a disorderly person and resisting arrest. He also faces $100 worth of biking violations.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

10 green ideas for New York City this…

This Earth Day, pundits share their ideas to better green New York City.

Local

Carriage horse activists picket Liam Neeson's UWS home

Several dozen picketers lined the sidewalk outside of Liam Neeson's Upper West Side apartment building on Saturday to protest the actor's support of the New…

Local

Former cop shoots wife in front of children…

Former cop Kevin Canty, 43, was arrested over the weekend after police say he shot and killed his wife in their Ozone Park home.

Local

Two young children killed in deadly Queens fire

Two 4-year-old children died after a blaze at their Far Rockaway home on Saturday night. The Queens fire injured three others, including a third sibling.

Television

'Orphan Black' recap: Episode 1, ‘Nature Under Constraint…

Welcome to your first Season 2 “Orphan Black” recap! Hopefully Tatiana Maslany can help Tatiana Maslany get through this, with the help of Tatiana Maslany,…

Books

Poems from prison: 'How to Survive a Bullet…

Celebrate National Poetry Month with, "'How to Survive a Bullet to the Heart."

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

NHL

Rangers blow two-goal lead in Game 2 loss…

The Rangers got out to an early 2-0 lead in Game 2 and the Garden was rocking. But it went downhill quickly from there.

NBA

Deron Williams leads Nets over Raptors in Game…

The Nets traveled to a raucous Air Canada Centre but came out with an important Game 1 victory over the Raptors.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.

NFL

Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.