Coronavirus: NYC police break up large party in Brooklyn neighborhood

NEW YORK — 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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