Prosecutors have declined to charge a fourth man who was arrested, at least for now.
Lien has not been charged with any crime. His family’s lawyers declined to comment on Chance’s arrest.
Police are investigating whether an undercover police officer at the motorcycle rally witnessed the violent confrontation and didn’t immediately report it, a law enforcement official said Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation. Police also are looking into whether any off-duty officers were there.
Meanwhile, a bystander hailed as a hero in the episode gave a public account Sunday of stopping the attack.
Lien was on the ground when bystander Sergio Consuegra stepped in between him and the bikers, Consuegra recalled at a news conference with local officials.
Feeling “intense danger,” Consuegra told himself, “Let me not show these people that I’m here to engage in any kind of confrontation but that I’m here to protect the man and the family, so I’m going to keep it cool,” he recalled. Consuegra, who’s in his 50s, was on his way to church when he saw the encounter.
He spread his arms to shield the driver and told the bikers: “That’s it, guys. Let it go. That’s it. Let it go,” he said. The bikers backed off, and Consuegra called police.
He said he felt he’d done the right thing. But “I do not call myself a hero,” he said, “because I wish I could have done more.”