Ten people were arrested at an unauthorized fight club event in New York City on Saturday, according to local authorities.
New York City sheriffs halted a “Rumble in the Bronx” event that had about 200 people in attendance not following coronavirus guidelines, according to NBC New York.
Authorities confiscated two guns and drugs at the event, according to NBC New York.
Ten people were arrested at an unauthorized fight club in a Bronx, New York warehouse that had about 200 people in attendance Saturday, according to local authorities.
At around 11:15 p.m., New York City sheriffs discovered guests of a “Rumble in the Bronx” event, which has been described as an underground fight club, neglecting coronavirus preventative measures and partaking in “amateur fighting,” according to NBC New York.
“Patrons were also observed drinking alcohol, smoking, hookah, and not wearing face coverings while failing to social distance,” the New York City Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, NBC New York reported.
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Authorities confiscated drugs and two firearms, as well as arrested 10 individuals who coordinated the event, the NY Post reported.
“Great job by deputy sheriffs last night shutting down an illegal fight club in the Bronx and recovering 2 loaded firearms,” the NYC sheriff department tweeted.
Of those arrested was 32-year-old Michael Roman who is reportedly the Rumble in the Bronx CEO and is facing multiple charges and a $15,000 fine, according to the NY Post.
With the cases of COVID-19 rising and with the holiday season underway, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued new restrictions for gatherings and businesses in the state. As of Friday, social indoor gatherings in private residences with more than 10 people are not allowed.
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