News NYPD sergeant pulled gun on cyclist during Queens road rage incident, police say NYPD Sgt. Bradley Beamer was charged with assault after a road rage incident involving a bicyclist at Queens Plaza North and Crescent Street in Long Island City, Queens, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Google Maps By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Updated September 21, 2017 2:19 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An NYPD sergeant was suspended without pay Thursday after he was charged with shoving a bicyclist and threatening him with his service weapon during an apparent road rage incident, police said. Bradley Beamer got into an argument with the bicyclist around 10 p.m. Wednesday night after the cyclist accused him of making an illegal U-turn and cutting him off near Queens Plaza North and Crescent Street in Long Island City, an NYPD spokesman said. The cyclist told police Beamer nearly hit him when he made the turn. Beamer, a 12-year veteran with the department who was off-duty at the time, then displayed his service weapon and shoved the cyclist so hard that he fell off his bike, the spokesman said. The man had a gash on his leg but didn’t go to a hospital, according to police. Beamer was arrested and charged with assault, harassment and menacing in connection with the incident around 6 a.m. Thursday, police said. He was given a desk appearance ticket and released, the Queens District Attorney’s office said. The NYPD had no further comment regarding Beamer’s arrest. A request for comment from the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association was not immediately returned. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.