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NYPD Looking for Two More Bikers in SUV Attack as Witness Comes Forward

By Andrea Swalec | October 7, 2013 11:11am
 The man on the left is a suspect in the Sept. 29, 2013 assault on a driver in upper Manhattan, police said Oct. 6. The man on the right is a person of interest, police said.
The man on the left is a suspect in the Sept. 29, 2013 assault on a driver in upper Manhattan, police said Oct. 6. The man on the right is a person of interest, police said.
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MANHATTAN — The NYPD is seeking two more bikers involved in the attack last weekend on an SUV driver on the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Police distributed a photograph Sunday of a man holding his helmet and wearing a black hoodie who they said was among the group who beat Alexian Lien, 33, in Washington Heights last weekend.

Cops also sent out a photo of a man in a black jacket and a helmet covered in stickers.

Lien was driving in upper Manhattan with his wife and 2-year-old daughter when more than two dozen bikers surrounded him, prompting an altercation caught on video by a helmet-mounted camera.

The incident began just after 2 p.m. Sept. 29 when Lien and his family were driving up the Henry Hudson Parkway and were surrounded by a group of bikers out on a ride, cops said.

Lien bumped the back of a bike rider who stopped short in front of Lien's black Range Rover, angering fellow riders who surrounded Lien's SUV and slashed its tires, police said.

Lien hit the gas and plowed into three riders — including Edwin "Jay Meez" Mieses, 32, who may have been paralyzed as a result of his injuries — as he sped away, according to cops and relatives of Mieses.

Bikers eventually caught up to Lien at 178th Street and bashed open the driver's side window, yanking Lien out of the car and beating him in front of his terrified family, cops said.

Lien's wife said the family "could not have done anything differently" in trying to defend themselves.

Meanwhile, a man shown on video trying to stop the bikers from attacking Lien came forward Saturday and said the motorcyclists threatened to hurt Lien's wife, too, according to reports.

"She had the baby in her arms. I guess she was protecting the baby from all the glass that was flying inside and outside," Sergio Consuegra said at a press conference on Sunday, according to the New York Daily News.

Consuegra, 52, was on his way to church when he saw dozens of bikers start bashing the Range Rover at West 178th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, he said.

He told reporters he felt "intense danger" and warned the bikers to leave Lien alone.

"I say to them, 'That's it guys. Let it go, man. Let it go,'" according to NY1. "We stood at each other, looking at each other's faces, and somehow, they stopped right in front of me."

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).