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Cops Tackle Citi Biker as He Rides Toward Obama Motorcade

The unidentified cyclist was cuffed and given a summons for disorderly conduct, police said

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    Cops Tackle Citi Biker as He Rides Toward Obama Motorcade
    Sydney Narvaez

    NYPD officers tackled a seemingly oblivious Citi Bike rider as he approached a police line set up to protect President Obama’s motorcade in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon, police said.

    The biker, who is from New York, approached the police line at the intersection of 50th Street and Park Avenue shortly after 6 p.m., authorities said.

    Officers on scene shouted and signaled for him to stop, and eventually tackled him to the ground just before the president’s motorcade rolled through the intersection.

    The unidentified cyclist was cuffed and given a summons for disorderly conduct, police said.

    Obama was in town for a "Tonight Show" taping with Jimmy Fallon. 

    New York's bike share system, Citi Bike, launched in 2013 and is the largest of its kind in the nation.

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