Alexian Lien, Man Attacked By Motorcyclists, Files Legal Claim Against New York City

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The Range Rover involved in the bikers attack is being moved from the police precinct for further police investigation Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in New York. Last weekend, dozens of bikers stopped the Range Rover SUV on a highway, attacked the vehicle, then chased the driver and pulled him from the car after he plowed over a motorcyclist while trying to escape, police said. The driver, Alexian Lien, needed stitches after being pummeled by the bikers. The motorcyclist who was crushed by the SUV, E | ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was dragged from his SUV and beaten by a group of motorcyclists following a frightening chase on a Manhattan highway has filed a legal notice saying he intends to sue New York City over the attack.

Prosecutors say an off-duty police detective was among the bikers who pursued and beat Alexian Lien after a confrontation on the West Side Highway.

The September assault was recorded by one biker and later posted on the Internet.

The New York Post reports ( that Lien filed a formal "notice of claim" against the city on Dec. 24. It accuses the police department of failing to properly train officers.

A spokeswoman for the city's Legal Department said it would defend the claim if it proceeds to a full lawsuit.


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