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.READ MORE: Gov. Kathy Hochul Increases Pressure On COVID Vaccine Holdouts As Deadline For Health Care Workers Approaches
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.READ MORE: Global Citizen Live Returns To Central Park For Star-Studded Concert
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.MORE NEWS: NYC Congressional Representatives Call On President Biden To Intervene In Rikers Island Crisis
The rabbi died at the age of 95.