The bicycle that was thrown from a fifth floor Brooklyn apartment, which then hit four police officers, was a 28.6 pound Barbie bicycle. The suspect was caught and is now being held on $500,000 bail.
Police had been responding to a report of shots fired outside 959 St. Mark’s Avenue near Albany Avenue just after 2 a.m. Sunday. When they appeared, debris was thrown at them—including the bike. The police arrested the shooting suspect, Jeanick McVane, but then, the Post reports, "the officers were allegedly set upon by two men — Nicholas John, 20, and Samuel Clark, 21 — who tried to keep McVane from getting hauled off, sources said.
A cop had Tasered one of the alleged interlopers when the pink-and-purple bicycle with training wheels came plummeting at them."
Bryan Jimenez was the one who allegedly threw the bike at the cops; one police officer needed six staples and a stitch to close up his wound while another had a concussion. The Post adds, "The attack raised fears of a new wave of anti-cop violence — with a police union president blaming the assault on Mayor Bill de Blasio and his crackdown on stop-and-frisk. 'The atmosphere is, ‘We’re going to do what we want,’ that ‘We’re going to get away with it,’' said Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association. 'There’s a perception that the mayor is soft on crime. The perps’ perception is that the cops are backing down.'"
Jimenez , who requested a psych evaluation, was charged with four counts of attempted murder of a police officer.