The Envee Barber Shop in New York City's Brooklyn borough has been accused of hosting an underground party and breaking social distancing rules.
Police arrived on the scene around 10pm last Saturday and found more than 50 people partying in the basement of the shop, which is supposed to be closed to the public currently.
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Footage posted by Spectrum News on Twitter shows people being removed from the shop and handcuffed by police officers.
Police broke up a party at Envee Barber Shop in Brooklyn over the weekend, with more than 50 people in violation of social distancing rules.— Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) April 20, 2020
One-by-one people were searched, cuffed, and ordered to sit on the sidewalk by police. A witness says they were filming a music video. pic.twitter.com/7GvUmUEBsM
Two people were arrested in connection with a gun found at the scene and 60 summonses were issued for breaking social distancing. An NYPD helicopter was used to catch as many attendees as possible.
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A witness said it was serving as the set for the filming of a music video, which police have denied.
One alleged attendee told the New York Post: “We’re pioneering the anti-lockdown”.
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