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NYC Motorcycle Attack Update: Undercover police officer arrested in biker-SUV confrontation

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, Edwin Mieses Jr., of Lawrence, Massachusetts, suffered a broken spine and two broken legs and may never walk again, his family said. Robert Sims, 35, of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of gang assault and weapons possession. Police said he took part in the attack on Lien AP Photo/David Karp

The Range Rover driven by Alexian Lien when he became involved in a confrontation in New York with several motorcyclists is moved to a police precinct, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
The Range Rover involved in the biker attack being moved from the police precinct for further investigation, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in New York.
AP Photo/David Karp
(CBS) NEW YORK - An NYPD undercover detective has been arrested in connection with the Sept. 29 attack on a family in an SUV by a group of motorcyclists, CBS News has learned.

The officer, who has not been identified, is expected to be charged with criminal mischief for allegedly banging on and breaking the rear window of the SUV.

The detective waited four days before coming forward to the NYPD and he allegedly made false statements about his involvement.

The detective was one of at least three officers who participated in the ride through New York City that made national headlines after it was caught on video and posted to YouTube, reports CBS New York.

So far, four people have been charged in the melee that seriously injured at least one biker and left the driver of the SUV, a 33-year-old father, beaten in the street..

Police say the incident was touched off when a biker slowed down and bumped Alexian Lien's Range Rover. Video captured at the scene shows Lien surrounded by dozens of helmeted riders before he takes off and strikes one. The bikers give chase and Lien is eventually stopped, pulled from the SUV and beaten.

Complete coverage of the New York City motorcycle attack on Crimesider

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