Coronavirus: NYC police break up large party in Brooklyn neighborhood

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NYC police break up Brooklyn party amid coronavirus pandemic

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Police in New York City arrested two people and issued summons to at least 60 others Saturday night during a gathering at a Brooklyn party, WNBC reported.

Authorities were called to the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn about 10:45 p.m., the television station reported. Police originally believed the party was a music video shoot, but later confirmed the gathering was connected to gambling, WNBC reported.

The gathering violated Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “New York State on Pause” orders issued March 22, which prohibited large gatherings or parties, the television station reported.

New York City has been hard hit by the coronavirus, with nearly 20% of all cases reported nationwide occurring in the metropolitan area.