Police have arrested two people in connection with the road rage incident in New York City involving a motorcycle gang assaulting the driver of a Range Rover in front of his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
According to CBSNews.com, Christopher Cruz, 28, has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, reckless menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.
Another man identified as Allen Edwards reportedly turned himself into police at the 113th precinct in New York, Metro.us said. He has not yet been charged.
As the New York Post reports, Cruz is believed to be the man seen at the beginning of a viral video who swerved in front of the Range Rover and hit the brakes, causing the SUV to bump into him on the West Side Highway Sunday afternoon.
Cops think Edwards is the man who punched out the windshield of the Range Rover before an assault began.
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Police are still looking for a third suspect who is believed to have smashed the driver’s side window and pulled the driver out of the vehicle, the Post reported.
According to CBSNews.com, 33-year-old Alexian Lien was driving on the West Side Highway in New York City with his wife and daughter in tow at around 1:30 p.m. when he struck Cruz near 125th Street.
As the motorcycle gang surrounded his car, Lien sped off in his SUV, plowing through two bikers in the process. The motorcycle gang then chased after Lien for two and a half miles. At one point, the Post reported, the group of about 20 to 30 bikers forced the Range Rover to the side of the road, where they slashed Lien’s tires and tried to open the driver’s side door.
According to the Post, the motorcycle gang finally caught up with Lien at 178th St, where they smashed the car’s windows, dragged Lien out of the vehicle and proceeded to beat and stab him in front of his wife and daughter. He was treated with stitches at Columbia University Medical Center and released.
Meanwhile, as Jalopnik points out, the YouTube user who originally uploaded the video that went viral yesterday also uploaded several other videos of the gang’s behavior throughout the day. The videos were deleted, but not before being preserved by another YouTube user.
"A few videos pulled from the guy's YouTube account which he has now removed because it shows the behavior of the group at what I believe is before the incident with the Range Rover," said user MixedWithFruit.
The videos show such reckless behavior as driving in opposite lanes, riding on sidewalks and passing red lights. See all seven clips below.