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 (9)
  1. Nicole trajtmann says:

    Porqué publicar una noticia como esta dentro de las mas leidas, si ya ha transcurrido mas de un año de este evento?
    Solo para incitar el odio!

  2. Mary was right all along about the Coronavirus:

  3. Jacob Peretson says:

    This article coming up as recommended at this point in time is highly misleading as it was published in 2019 (a time when 2 cops being injured was news enough for this to be a story). It should very much be removed from the recommended column for the misplaced panic it may cause.

  4. Danielle Thrall says:

    This took place in 2019.

  5. 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.

    1. Mitch Dubo says:

      This is from April 2019.

  6. Graham Byrnes says:

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

  7. Panela Demico says:

    talking about community spread, wtf

  8. 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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