Police broke up an underground party at a New York barber shop

An underground party at a barbershop in Brooklyn, attended by more than 50 people in defiance of social distancing rules, was broken up by police.

Police descended on eNVee Barbershop on Avenue L near 87th Street in Canarsie, shortly after 10pm Sunday, to find a large group of people partying in the basement of a business which is meant to be closed.

Some 60 summonses were issued by police to those violating social distancing rules in the city, and two people were arrested in connection to a gun also found at the party.

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.

Footage posted by Spectrum News on Twitter shows people being removed from the shop and handcuffed by police officers. 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.

A witness said it was serving as the set for the filming of a music video, which police have denied.


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