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New video shows Ian Ziering fighting back against bikers while his daughter was in the car

The '90s TV star said the episode led to "a physical altercation."
/ Source: TODAY

A new video shows a violent confrontation involving actor Ian Ziering. The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star says a group of people riding minibikes along Los Angeles' Hollywood Boulevard surrounded his car and attacked him on New Year's Eve.

Video obtained by TMZ shows bikers kicking and hitting their helmets on Ziering's Mercedes. It's unclear what caused the incident, but the footage also features Ziering confronting the bikers and getting into a physical tussle with them.

In addition, he is seen running across the street and fighting with some bikers, while they hit him. Later, he also comforts his daughter Penna, 10, who was in the car when the incident took place.

Ziering, 59, also posted about the incident.

“Yesterday, I experienced an alarming incident involving a group of individuals on mini bikes,” he wrote on Instagram on Jan. 1. “While stuck in traffic, my car was approached aggressively by one of these riders leading to an unsettling confrontation. In an attempt to assess any damage I exited my car. This action, unfortunately, escalated into a physical altercation, which I navigated to protect myself.”

Ziering said that he was with one of his daughters at the time of the episode, although he didn't mention her by name, and that he is not pleased with the reaction from the police, whom he says he contacted.

The actor shares two daughters with ex-wife Erin Ludwig.

“I am relieved to report that my daughter and I are both completely unscathed, but the incident has left me deeply concerned about the growing boldness of such groups who disrupt public safety and peace,” he wrote.

“This situation highlights a larger issue of hooliganism on our streets and the need for effective law enforcement responses to such behavior. As a citizen and a parent, I find it unacceptable that groups can freely engage in this kind of behavior, causing fear and chaos, while the response from authorities seems insufficient.”

NBC News has reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department for comment on the matter, but has not yet heard back. Two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC News they're still looking for more video and witnesses to help identify the alleged attackers.

Jamie McBride, director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, tells NBC News groups like the bikers are "a big problem."

"Now they get this mob mentality, like, 'How dare you honk at me?' and they will attack you," he said.

Ziering went on to write that the episode left a deep impression on him.

Luke Perry and Ian Ziering in "Beverly Hills, 90210." (1990)
Ian Ziering (left, next to Luke Perry) is best known for his work on the '90s teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210."Alamy Stock Photo

“I have always been an advocate for standing up against intimidation and misconduct, and this incident reinforces my belief in the importance of personal and community safety,” he wrote.

“We must address the underlying issues that lead to such disruptive behavior and ensure that our streets are safe for everyone. I urge city officials and law enforcement to take decisive action against such lawlessness and provide the necessary resources to prevent future occurrences.

“I am thankful for the support of my family, friends, and fans during this time. It’s in challenging moments like these that the strength and unity of our community are most vital. Happy new year.”