September 21, by Nathaly Pesantez
An off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested early Thursday in a road-rage incident where he pulled a gun on a cyclist and pushed him off his bike in Long Island City, according to a police spokesperson.
Bradley Beamer, 40, was driving his car in the vicinity of Queens Plaza North and 24th Street at around 3:30 a.m. Thursday when he made a U-turn in an effort to engage a cyclist, an NYPD spokesperson said. Beamer and the cyclist argued as he got out of the car, then Beamer pulled his gun on the cyclist and later pushed him off his bike, the spokesperson said. The incident happened in a matter of seconds, according to police.
The cyclist suffered an injury and but did not seek medical attention, police said.
Beamer was arrested at close to 6 a.m. this morning, and charged with menacing, assault, and harassment.