Clint Caldwell of Brooklyn the Sixth Biker Charged in Manhattan Biker Attack

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 8, 2013 Updated: October 8, 2013

Clint Caldwell is the sixth biker to be charged in the Manhattan biker attack.

Caldwell, 32, of Brooklyn has been arrested on Tuesday for allegedly participating in the biker gang attack of SUV driver Alexian Lien.

He’s been charged with gang assault, assault, and criminal mischief, reported ABC.

It’s unclear at the moment the specific role he played in the attack.

It’s also unclear if he has a lawyer. There’s no phone listed for him at his Brooklyn address.

An undercover police officer was also arrested on Tuesday for his role in the attack, making him the fifth biker charged.

The encounter, captured partly on a helmet-mounted video that was posted online, began when about two dozen riders slowed down, swarming the Range Rover after it bumped a biker on the West Side Highway. Some riders dismounted and approached the SUV, and police said some bikers began damaging it.

The SUV’s driver, Alexian Lien, took off, running over motorcyclist Edwin “Jay” Mieses Jr., who’s from Lawrence, Mass. The impact broke Mieses’ legs and caused spinal injuries that may leave him paralyzed.

Lien’s wife has said he feared for their lives and the safety of their 2-year-old daughter and had no choice but to flee; Lien hasn’t been charged with any crime.

The bikers pursued the SUV, which exited the highway and got stuck in street traffic. One biker used his helmet to shatter the driver’s window, and others pulled Lien out and beat and kicked him, police and prosecutors said. Lien needed stitches.

Five other bikers have been charged for allegedly having various roles in the attack. Much of the evidence has been gleaned from the video captured on the helmet camera. Police also interviewed witnesses in Washington Heights, the area that Lien was attacked.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office said prosecutors and police were “methodically scrutinizing the evidence to build the strongest possible cases.”

Christopher Cruz, 28, who initially slowed down in front of the SUV, has been charged with reckless endangerment. 

Reginald Chance, 38, who reportedly can be seen in the video below smashing the driver’s side window of the SUV with his helmet, has been charged with gang assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief.

Robert Sims, 35, was arrested on Oct. 5 and has been charged with gang assault, weapons possession and other offenses.

Craig Wright, 29, was arrested at his Brooklyn home on Monday and charged with gang assault, assault, and unlawful imprisonment.

More people could be charged as the investigation continues.

Story developing; check back for updates

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Warning: This video is potentially disturbing.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.