NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City deputy sheriffs broke up an illegal Halloween party where nearly 400 people were crowded inside a warehouse in Brooklyn early Saturday morning, officials said.
It happened around 1 a.m. at a building on Meadow Street in East Williamsburg.
According to investigators, deputies were alerted to a potential mass gathering and watched more than 150 people wearing Halloween costumes enter the warehouse.
10/31/20 @ 0100HRS: Deputy Sheriffs shut down illegal bar/party inside warehouse at 23 Meadow Street, Brooklyn: 387+ people violation of emergency orders, 9 organizers charged with multiple misdemeanors, Administrative Code, Health Code & Alcoholic Beverage Control Law offenses. pic.twitter.com/qKxvqRtpWt
— NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) October 31, 2020
The deputies said they heard loud music and saw what were likely security guards controlling access to the party.
When deputies entered the warehouse, they found hundreds of people dancing, drinking and not wearing masks or social distancing.
The party’s organizers, security guards, workers and entertainers face numerous charges including for breaking executive orders signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio that limit indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
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