The SUV gang assault on a father continues to play out as a motorcyclist was arraigned, an undercover cop is under suspicion for not interceding, and a hero bystander comes forward to explain how he helped bring an end to the bloody highway nightmare, the Christian Science Monitor reported on Oct. 7.
On Sunday, motorcyclist Reginald Chance, who was accused of smashing the window of the vehicle in the SUV gang assault, was arraigned and charged with first-degree assault, gang assault, unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief. He was held on $75,000 bail.
Meantime, it was revealed that at least one undercover police offer was at the motorcycle rally and witnessed the SUV gang assault but did not intervene and didn’t report it immediately. The undercover cop has hired a lawyer and is being investigated by the NYPD's internal affairs unit, UPI reported.
Police are also investigating whether off-duty officers were at the rally and may have witnessed the SUV gang assault.
In another new detail in the violent confrontation, the Daily Mail reported that the wife of the SUV driver also was targeted by the motorcycle gang during the assault. The hero bystander who intervened as well as other witnesses screamed at the motorcycle gang to leave the woman and her 2-year-old son alone, even as the father was dragged out of the vehicle and brutally beaten in the SUV gang assault.
The SUV gang assault began on Sept. 29 when a massive crowd of motorcyclists took over West Side Highway in New York during a bike rally. One of the bikers, Christopher Cruz, was traveling in front of the SUV when he suddenly braked, and the driver of the SUV, Alexian Lien, bumped into the motorcycle’s wheel, slightly injuring the biker. Lien was returning from an anniversary celebration with his wife, Rosalyn Ng, and their 2-year-old son.
A mass of bikers then surrounded the SUV, hitting the vehicle and spiking the tires. Fearing for his family’s safety during the SUV gang assault, Lien quickly drove away from the bikers, running down and seriously injuring a motorcyclist in the process.
The bikers chased the SUV along the highway, surrounding the vehicle when traffic jammed up. During the SUV gang assault, bikers smashed the vehicle’s window and dragged Lien from the SUV, stomping on him and beating him.
Most of the SUV gang assault was captured on video by a helmet cam worn by one of the bikers.
Bystander Sergio Consuegra is now being hailed as a hero for intervening in the SUV gang assault and convincing the bikers to back off of Lien and his family. Consuegra, who was on his way to church, said he was afraid but attempted not to show his fear to the bikers.