An SUV gang assault has left a man from Brooklyn involved in a violent swarming attack — one that was caught on tape — likely to be charged with aggravated assault after being accused of seriously beating Alexian Lien, the driver of the SUV, in a shocking incident last week in New York City. UPI reports this Monday, Oct. 7, that the man is denying the charges and has since hired a lawyer in his defense.
The SUV gang assault’s latest suspect stands as the fourth biker who has been brought into police custody. In the beating, several motorcyclists were seen swarming around the cornered SUV last weekend. The bikers soon pulled the stunned driver from the vehicle and began to strike him down in the middle of the street.
According to law officials investigating the case, the 29-year-old Brooklyn suspect can be observed in the violent Sunday afternoon incident kicking and punching victim Lien into the ground. The man is expected to have gang assault charges filed against him.
Although the fourth man involved in the SUV gang assault remains unidentified, three other men -- Reginald Chance, Christopher Cruz, and Robert Sims -- have been formally charged with the violent crime this week.
Officials say that if the attack hadn’t been caught on camera, it’s possible these brutal bikers might still be at large.
The police report notes that the beating started after Cruz had to stop suddenly on the West Side Highway in NYC, and Lien grazed the back tire of his motorcycle. Soon, the other bikers were on Lien’s tail, beating him into the dirt for the slight tap.
Lien was with his wife and daughter while in the SUV, but the bikers allegedly continued to swarm around the victim’s car relentlessly. One of the men, Reginald Chance, soon took his helmet after Lien had slowed down at a traffic stop and began bashing his windshield in with his driver’s helmet.
The video finally catches Lien being forcibly taken from the car and beaten down by the bikers. He required stitches at a hospital.
Some of the bikers have been charged with attempted assault, gang assault, and criminal mischief. The investigation is currently being taken to court.