An off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested early Thursday morning in southwest Queens after threatening a cyclist with his service weapon and pushing the 34-year-old man off of his bike, according to the NYPD.
Sergeant Bradley Beamer, 40, allegedly made an illegal U-turn near the intersection of Queens Plaza North and 24th Street in Long Island City and nearly hit the cyclist before the encounter escalated shortly before 6:00 a.m. The two began arguing, then Bradley allegedly pulled out his gun and, eventually, shoved the man off of his bike.
The cyclist, whose name was not immediately available, sustained minor lacerations to both legs, according to police.
Beamer, who police said has been on the force for 12 years, has been charged with menacing, assault and harassment. He has yet to be arraigned in Queens Criminal Court.
Additional reporting by Aidan Gardiner.
[Update 10:30 a.m.]: A spokesperson for the Queens DA's Office said that Beamer has been released with a desk appearance ticket. She could not confirm what charges were on the ticket. His next court appearance is October 20th.