COVID NYC Update: Party with 300 People Inside Closed in Jackson Heights, Queens

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – Authorities shut down a party at an unlicensed bar in Queens that had more than 300 people inside.

New York City Sheriff’s Office deputies broke up the party around 2:25 a.m. Sunday at a building on Junction Boulevard near 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights.

Images posted to Twitter by the sheriff show a club-like atmosphere within the building with dozens of people who do not adhere to social distancing and do not wear masks.

According to the sheriff, the operators were cited for violating emergency orders and the health code, as well as for not having a liquor license.

Additionally, five people were charged with various misdemeanors.

And the deputies locked four exits.

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