NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers were injured Tuesday while covering the funeral of a rabbi in Brooklyn.

Thousands of people packed the streets in Borough Park to remember the life of a rabbi who passed away.

(credit: CBS2)

Grand Rabbi Yisrul Avraham Portugal was a Holocaust survivor who came to the United States in 1960.

So many people gathered for the funeral, many streets were closed down.

Grand Rabbi Yisrul Avraham Portugal (credit: NYPF)

One officer was struck and injured by the hearse. In a separate incident, a female officer was struck by a drone which fell out of the sky after running out of power. Her injuries are not considered serious.

The drone pilot, 36-year-old Yehiel Rosenfeld, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, assault and violation of law for flying a drone in a restricted area.

The rabbi died at the age of 95.

Comments (5)
  1. Danielle Thrall says:

    This took place in 2019.

  2. William Roberts says:

    How about remembering someone by staying alive. The stupidity of this gathering is astounding.
    The health care workers should ignore those idiots in a few days and save themselves.

  3. Graham Byrnes says:

    Gee, I wonder how the disease is spreading so rapidly.

  4. Panela Demico says:

    talking about community spread, wtf

  5. David Birch says:

    Usually when the police are involved in newsworthy events, they are identified by their race. Why wasn’t that done here? //sarc

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