Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 17, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Weening wins Suisse stage as GC picture sharpens; Break spoils sprinter’s day at SterZLM Tour; Keukeleire wins Tour de Slovénie opener; Pieters and Vos celebrate in the Aviva Women’s Tour stage 2; Coquard wins Route de Sud sprint; The Trans Am and Tour Divide: Shelter from the storm; Frank leaves Tour de Suisse; Wiggle High5 replaces sport director; Driver appeared asleep before car fatally hit cyclist; Helmet added to Australian ad campaign; Crashes cause cancellation of North Star Grand Prix stage; Off-duty police officer draws gun on cyclist; US criterium champion Huff on being a pro cyclist; On-board for Tour de Suisse, stage 5; Finish line tears at the Tour de Suisse; Behind the scenes with the Giro TV crew

Off-duty police officer draws gun on cyclist

by CyclingTips

An argument between a driver and bike messengers in New York City escalated when the driver pulled out a gun. It turns out the driver was an off-duty police officer. However, one of the cyclists was placed under arrest by the police over an allegation that he had displayed a weapon, though none was recovered.

According to multiple media reports the confrontation began when the driver apparently drove into the bike lane, causing the cyclists to yell and strike his vehicle. The driver pulled over, exited his car and drew his gun. However, he did not identify himself as a police officer.

Reports of a gunman spread and resulted in a nearby school going into a safety lockdown.

Dejaune Jones, 19, was arrested by responding officers and charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment.

The police claim he had an 8-inch ice pick which he used to lunge at the sergeant, except no such weapon was found.

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