New York City deputies broke up an indoor wedding with around 300 people over the weekend for flouting coronavirus rules, officials said.
The “illegal gathering,” with 284 people inside, was shut down by sheriff’s deputies on Friday in Woodside, Queens for violating “emergency orders and unlicensed security,” the New York City Sheriff’s Office said in a Twitter post. Two people were charged with “multiple offenses,” officials said.
The names of those facing charges were not released by authorities.
An anonymous social distancing complaint resulted in deputies responding to the gathering on Garfield Avenue, NBC New York reported. They found “large groups of people entering the location through what appears to be an indoor parking area as well as loud music coming from the location.”
The manager and owner of Royal Elite Palace, the venue, faces multiple misdemeanor changes, according to WABC. The venue was closed on Saturday but neighbors told