New York City sheriffs broke up an indoor wedding reception with nearly 300 people in Queens late Friday evening, officials said.
Just before midnight, deputies were tipped off by an anonymous complaint about social distancing violations at catering hall Royal Elite Palace, where authorities found “large groups of people entering the location,” officials told NBC New York.
Upon arrival, deputies found 284 guests inside the venue violating state and city coronavirus restrictions, the NYC sheriff’s office said in a tweet.
The wedding had live music and served food and alcohol without following social distancing guidelines, according to NBC New York.
9/25/20 @ 2330HRS: Deputy Sheriffs shut down illegal gathering @ 69-02 Garfield Ave, Queens: 284 people inside, location had one means of egress, violation of emergency orders & unlicensed security. 2 charged with multiple offenses. pic.twitter.com/yW39Mpl9nn
— NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) September 26, 2020
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