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Owner of Drone That Hit Cop During Rabbi’s Funeral Arrested

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  • The owner of a drone that ran out of gas and hit a police officer's head during a huge funeral for a well-known rabbi has been arrested

  • The officer was left with a minor injury when the drone fell out of the air, hitting her in the face

  • Another police officer at the funeral was injured when a car in the procession ran over his foot after he fell down

A man who was flying a drone that ran out of gas and hit a police officers head during a huge funeral for a well-known rabbi in Brooklyn has been arrested, the NYPD said.

Drone owner Yehiel Rosenfeld, 36, of Monsey in Rockland County, has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, assault and violation of local law, police said.

His attorney information wasn't immediately available Wednesday.

A police officer suffered a minor injury when a drone flying above the crowd of mourners gathered for the funeral in Borough Park on Tuesday lost power and fell out of the air, hitting her in the face, the NYPD said.

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“There was a drone that came out of the sky and hit a police officer,” NYPD police commissioner James ONeill said at a press conference after the funeral.

“The drone apparently ran out of gas… and it landed on the officers head,” he added.

Another police officer working crowd control at the funeral suffered minor injuries when a car in the procession ran over his foot after he fell down, police said.

ONeill on Tuesday said the officer may have broken his ankle.Read More – Source

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