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: COVID Restrictions: New York City Restaurants Can Increase Capacity, New Jersey Raises Gathering Limits
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: Missing Buffalo State Student Saniya Dennis Appears To Have Taken Her Own Life, DA Says
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: New York Population Declines By More Than 100K, Census Numbers Show
The rabbi died at the age of 95.