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Cops: Motorcycle gang assaults driver after chase
The NYPD is investigating a case of road rage, caught on video, between the driver of an SUV and a pack of motorcyclists that turned physical in upper Manhattan on Sunday.
Members of a motorcycle crew surrounded a black Range Rover stopped at West 178th Street near St. Nicholas Avenue around 2 p.m. and pulled the 33-year-old male driver from Manhattan and assaulted him in front of his family, according to an NYPD spokesman.
The driver, who was not identified, was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for stitches and treatment of injuries to his face. An NYPD spokesman said a knife may have been used in the attack. The driver was his 28-year-old wife and their 2-year-old daughter at the time.
A 6-and-a-half-minute video showed dozens of bikers riding near the SUV while heading north on the Henry Hudson Parkway. The video appears to show one of the bikers cutting in front of the SUV, which then bumped into the back tire of the motorcycle. The biker gang then surround the SUV and stop traffic. The driver steps on the gas to escape, plowing through several motorcycles.
The bikers chase the SUV to West 178th Street, where one of the bikers smashes the driver-side window with a helmet. The video stopped moments before the assault allegedly began.
The NYPD said there have been no arrests.