It looks like a scene from a 9th grade production of a Sons of Anarchy remake.
But the ending on Sunday afternoon was all too real - A few of the riders pulled the 33-year-old driver from his black Range Rover and beat him on the ground in front of his wife and young child.
Alexian Lien, 33, was driving a black Range Rover northbound on the West Side Highway in Manhattan with his wife and two-year-old daughter in the car. The official said Lien called 911 to report a group of motorcyclists also in the northbound lanes driving erratically.
The ensuing encounter was captured on video by one on the motorcyclists, a member of the Front Line Soldiers Motorcyle Club. The groups colors can be seen on a number of the bikers.
Around 30 seconds into the video, a motorcyclist braked hard in front of the SUV.
The SUV appears to make impact with the motorcyclist just out of frame.
The biker with the camera ends up too far ahead for the next part of the incident to be clearly visible, but the law enforcement official said Lien and the motorcyclist both pulled over, at which point the group of bikers surrounded the Range Rover and started attacking it.
Lien sped off with his wife and toddler in the car, and can be seen around 50 seconds into the video striking and driving over some of the motorcyclists that had stopped.
The bikers stop around him again around 5 minutes into the video.
One of the bikers gets off his bike and runs at the SUV, apparently attempted to open the driver’s side door, and Lien again takes off, running over what appears to be an unattended bike.
Lien exited the highway around West 178th Street and pulled over between Wadsworth Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue. The law enforcement official said Lien was forced to do so because his tires had gone flat due to damage done to the car when the bikers first surrounded him.
The video ends with the bikers surrounding the stopped SUV again. One of the bikers gets off his bike, takes off his helmet and starts beating the driver’s side window with it repeatedly, apparently breaking it.
The law enforcement official said about 20 to 30 bikers attacked the SUV and ultimately assaulted Lien. The bikers fled the scene and Lien was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital with two black eyes and other injuries to his face and torso that required stitches.
No arrests have been made yet, but the law enforcement official said an investigation is still being conducted. The official said a witness followed the bikers to a Shell gas station at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue, and police will be reviewing video from the gas station today.
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