MANHATTAN - The man accused of smashing the window of an SUV during a violent attack against the driver by a group of motorcyclists in Manhattan was arraigned yesterday.

Prosecutors say Reginald Chance played a key role in the beating of Alexian Lien.  Although Chance may not have actually hit Lien, prosecutors say smashing the window open set off a chain of events that led to the assault.

Police say the couple in the SUV was out celebrating their anniversary with their toddler when the attack happened. A man from Passaic has been charged with sparking the attack by allegedly stopping his bike short in front of the SUV on purpose.

Chance was arraigned on gang assault and other felony charges.