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Cops on Trail Attack: 'We Have the Bike. We Have the Clothes'

Anthony Brennan III arrested, accused of assaulting 3 activist teens in Maryland

(Newser) - Police think they have their guy. A 60-year-old man turned himself in to Maryland police and was arrested Friday after allegedly attacking a trio of teens who were putting up anti-police-brutality fliers on a Montgomery County trail. The viral video of the Thursday confrontation on the Capital Crescent Trail showed... More »

They Were Putting Up George Floyd Flyers. Then Came a Cyclist

Police looking for man seen in video appearing to assault activists on Maryland trail

(Newser) - Maryland police are asking for the public's help regarding a cyclist seen on video appearing to assault a group of people who were posting flyers ( WJLA has a pic) that read "Killer Cops Will Not Go Free." Per ABC News , the Tuesday confrontation happened on Montgomery... More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Hailed as Real-Life Hero

The star jumped out of a car to protect a Deliveroo cyclist from four muggers

(Newser) - Award-winning actor Benedict Cumberbatch can add another title to his resume: good Samaritan, reports the Guardian . The 41-year-old star of the hit BBC/PBS series Sherlock was riding in a cab in central London with his wife when he saw a Deliveroo cyclist being beaten up by four assailants. Cumberbatch jumped... More »

23-Year-Old Elite Cyclist Crashes, Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Belgian Michael Goolaerts crashed just before the mid-way point of the Paris-Roubaix race

(Newser) - By NPR's count, Sunday brought the fifth death of an elite cyclist, the oldest of whom was just 25, since 2016. Belgian Michael Goolaerts crashed just before the midway point of the Paris-Roubaix race and died Sunday night of cardiac arrest, said his team, Veranda's Willems-Crelan. He was... More »

Quick-Thinking Friend Saves Bicyclist From Bear Mauling

'This dude saved my life,' Alaska's James Fredrick says of Alex Ippoliti

(Newser) - A charging brown bear proved no match for two friends on a bike ride near Eagle River, Alaska, who fought off the ursine attack with a canister of bear spray. Alaska Dispatch News reports on James Fredrick and Alexander Ippoliti's ordeal, which began as they were pedaling on military... More »

Brain-Injured Cyclist Alleges Street Sweeper Came at Him

Archibald Allen Lee Hegner is suing Denver and the driver

(Newser) - "Show your pride and move your ride on street sweeping day," proclaims the city of Denver in regard to its street-cleaning program. Archibald Allen Lee Hegner says he was trying to do just that a year ago when he was struck—he alleges deliberately—by a street-sweeping machine.... More »

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