Nine charged after hosting party with nearly 400 people in New York City, N.Y.
UPDATED 9:30 AM PT – Sunday, November 1, 2020
Nine party organizers in New York City faced misdemeanor charges after they hosted an illegal Halloween party with nearly 400 people.
On Saturday morning, The New York City Sheriff’s Department broke up the event in Brooklyn, N.Y. for violating the state’s emergency social-distancing and large-gathering rules.
10/31/20 @ 0100HRS: Deputy Sheriffs shut down illegal bar/party inside warehouse at 23 Meadow Street, Brooklyn: 387+ people violation of emergency orders, 9 organizers charged with multiple misdemeanors, Administrative Code, Health Code & Alcoholic Beverage Control Law offenses. pic.twitter.com/qKxvqRtpWt
— NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) October 31, 2020
The sheriff’s department watched about 150 people enter the party with surveillance cameras before busting the event.
Earlier this week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the rise in coronavirus cases is worrisome and the city may install more restrictions soon.