A video shared online appears to show a New York Police Department SUV swerving to box in a moped rider on a Queens highway (h/t the New York Post).
The clip, which was posted on the r/NYStateOfMind Reddit thread Wednesday (May 26), shows the police vehicle riding close to the moped, which is initially between the SUV and a cement divider on what appears to be the Van Wyck Expressway. The moped briefly slows down before cutting across multiple lanes, at which point the SUV once again attempts to box it in and nearly hits the rider.
A person inside a vehicle behind the SUV and moped captured the footage and expressed concern.
“Look at this guy — look at him! Oh my God, he’s trying to hit him," the person is heard saying in the video.
The witness called 311 to report the incident and is heard reading out the NYPD vehicle's license plate. The moped rider appeared to eventually exit the highway safely and the police vehicle continued traveling straight ahead.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that the department was "aware of the video and it is under internal review" in a statement to the Post on Thursday. No additional details were made available at this time.