Biker arrested as police hunt two more motorcyclists wanted for wild upper Manhattan attack caught on video
Christopher Cruz, 28, was one of about 30 motorcyclists who chased Alexian Lien, 33, after an accident on the Henry Hudson Parkway on Sunday. Lien — who was driving his wife, Rosalyn Ng, and their 2-year-old daughter — fled to Washington Heights where bikers finally caught up with him, pulled him from the car and viciously beat him, cops say.
Sources said Christopher Cruz, 28 (pictured) cut Alexian Lien off on the Henry Hudson Parkway and caused the accident that triggered a wild 4-mile chase through upper Manhattan.
Cops arrested one biker and were hunting for two more for beating and slashing a man in front of his wife and 2-year-old child after a wild chase through upper Manhattan.
Cops arrested one biker and are hunting for two more who allegedly beat and slashed a man in front of his wife and 2-year-old child after a wild chase through upper Manhattan.
Motorcyclist Christopher Cruz, 28, allegedly sparked the wild ordeal after he swerved in front of Alexian Lien, 33, on the Henry Hudson Parkway and stopped short, causing Lien to rear-end Cruz on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Cops are trying to identify two suspects (pictured) who are also wanted in the beating and slashing a Manhattan man in front of his family.
Cruz, of Passaic, N.J. — who was riding with a swarm of dozens of motorcycles that surrounded Lien's Range Rover — allegedly cut the driver off and caused an accident, police said.
The biker was charged with menacing, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child. He was waiting to be arraigned Tuesday.
Video shows Lien, 33, being ripped out of his Range Rover and beaten in front of his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
It was still unclear if there were any confrontations between Lien and the bikers before the accident near W. 116th St., but when the driver stopped police said several of the brutal bikers began to bash the Range Rover with their helmets and slashed his tires.
Lien hit the gas to escape, plowing into at least three motorcycles and striking one of the bikers, Jeremiah Mieses, 26 — breaking both the man’s legs, sources said.
“The rider was bleeding out of his mouth and nose even though he had a helmet on,” said a witness, who asked to remain anonymous. “He was conscious but couldn’t move at all.”
About 30 bikers caught up with Lien in Washington Heights. One biker so far has been charged with menacing, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and endangering the welfare of a child.
Meises, the 26-year-old biker, was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was being treated for two broken legs. Friends and family said that doctors feared the biker may never walk again.
Police said Lien initially stopped after the accident, but several angry bikers began to bash his car with their helmets and slash his tires before he fled.
“My son just got out of surgery. Now we have to contend with his situation that he will never walk again,” Meises’ father, the Rev. Edwin Mieses of Hazleton, Pa., posted on Facebook.
Mieses was riding with the group, which was part of a loosely organized annual ride to Times Square.
Kelly said police were monitoring the group — put together by Hollywood Stuntz, who caused chaos at the Crossroads of the World last year — and arrested 15 bikers, confiscated 55 motorcycles and issued 68 summonses.