NEW YORK—Alexian Lien, a Manhattan man, was chased in his Range Rover by an apparent motorcycle gang in Upper Manhattan on the West Side Highway over the weekend. He was later beaten and slashed with a knife before he was sent to the hospital.
UPDATE: The family of Lien released a statement on Thursday about the incident. Also of the bikers who suffered injury in the incident is reportedly in a coma.
Lien was with his wife, Rosalyn Ng, and their 5-month-old child for a drive on Sunday when one driver cut him off and slammed on the brakes before Lien’s SUV bumped the back tire.
Several bikers then started to attack his vehicle and Lien fled, the New York Daily News reported.
A few of the bikers then laid their motorcycles down before Lien bolted, running over several bikes.
“He feared for his life and the lives of his wife and daughter,” a police source told the New York Post.
The bikers then chased him before catching up with his car.
A second attack took place in the Washington Heights neighborhood. One of the bikers smashed the driver’s side window and slashed Lien.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said there were as many as 30 bikers in the group. “He’s taken out of the car. He is assaulted,” Kelly said.
Video footage taken by one of the bikers shows the group bashing his SUV and smashing the rear window.
Lien was punched and slashed in the face with a knife after he was dragged out of his vehicle, reported the News and the Post. He and his family were sent to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital following the attack.
Lien, who called 911, had to get stitches and he suffered two black eyes.
No suspects have been arrested.
According to reports, the bike rally may have been organized via the HollywoodStuntz blog and was not a charity ride. One of the bikers had a New Rochelle motorcycle club jacket.
The video can be viewed below (WARNING; somewhat disturbing footage):