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New material from last Sunday's scuffle between a group of riders and a Range Rover driver in New York City has appeared online in the form of two photos shot from a nearby building.
The first image shows five bikers having surrounded a man, who is believed to be the Range Rover driver Alexian Lienn, lying down on the ground, with his distraught wife trying to see what was going on outside the SUV. We'll remind you that Lien's young daughter was also in the car at the time. In the next picture the bleeding man is shown on his knees, with the motorcyclists getting ready to leave.
Lien ended up in the hospital, as did one of the riders he ran over
On Tuesday, we told you that NYPD arrested and charged motorcyclist Christopher Cruz, 28, who was the one to hit the brakes in front of the Range Rover in the beginning of the video, with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless driving, and that a second man, who was allegedly seen smashing the rear window of Lien’s Range Rover, had given himself in.
A NY Post report now says that the Manhattan DA’s office won’t press charges against the second man, who has since been revealed to be Allen Edwards, 43, of Queens, adding that the DA is also reluctant to prosecute the other rider.
A spokesperson for Manhattan DA Cy Vance’s office told the NY publication that Edwards “won’t be charged at this time. The entire case is still under investigation."
Meanwhile, police are continuing their investigation and are now focused on trying to ID two bikers seen assaulting the driver.
“We have recovered a lot of video — new video — from bikers who videotaped the ride," an unnamed police source told the newspaper. "One video shows the guy in the chrome helmet ripping the victim out of the SUV. The video then cuts off. [But] we also have a witness who filled in the gaps on what happened next.”
Story References: nypost