NEW YORK - Authorities have arrested a Brooklyn man on suspicion of gang assault in connection with a clash captured on video between bikers and an SUV driver, the New York Police Department said Saturday.
Kaliq Douglas, 27, surrendered to police Friday, bringing to eight the number of people charged in the case, NYPD spokeswoman Annette Markowski said.
Authorities say Alexander Lien was chased by bikers after he initially bumped one during a biker rally on September 29. When his SUV was surrounded by several bikers, Lien called 911, told police he feared for his life and drove off, running over bikers and critically injuring one.
Lien's wife and 2-year-old daughter were in the vehicle with him. Lien has not been charged.
The chase that followed ended in traffic. Police say Lien's windows were smashed. He was dragged out of the SUV and beaten. He was treated and released from a hospital.
Authorities did not detail Douglas' alleged role. Douglas made his first court appearance Saturday, where a judge set bond at $25,000, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. No plea was entered.
The NYPD, which has appealed for the public's help in identifying people in photos, hasn't ruled out more arrests or charges.
The beating went viral after a video of the incident was posted online.
Of those arrested, at least three have been indicted by a grand jury. Three NYPD officers are under investigation for allegedly waiting several days to tell their superiors they were at a rally where the SUV driver was beaten and kicked.
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