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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Police want to identify the group of bicyclists caught on surveillance video surrounding a BMW and attacking the vehicle with the driver inside. The incident was reported Tuesday just after 4 p.m. at the intersection of East 21st Street and Fifth Avenue. The 36-year-old driver was with his mother as the scene unfolded. He said he still can’t get over the shock that this happened on Fifth Avenue in broad daylight and he had to fear for both his and his mother’s lives. “And I noticed this swarm of cyclists, tall, young kids just weaving in and out of traffic and kind of surrounding the car,” the driver said. “We got to the point where they were in front of me and they were on either side of me and behind me, and I’m probably going like seven or eight miles an hour.” The driver, who only wanted to be identified as Max, said the kids were holding onto the door handles. He said his first instinct was to slow down, stop and let them pass him. He said he didn’t see it, but a witness told him someone was behind the vehicle on a bike doing a wheelie. And when Max slowed down, the biker apparently crashed into the back of the car. Max says that is what instigated the attack that was caught on camera. ALSO READ | Killings spike in New York City amid year of pandemic, unrest He stopped when he […]