Cop run over by car, another struck by drone during rabbi's Brooklyn funeral

April 02, 2019 - 2:43 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD says two officers were injured during a rabbi's funeral in Borough Park.

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One officer fell and had his leg run over by a car in the funeral procession. Another was struck by a drone. The pilot of that drone was taken into custody, arrested and charged with reckless engangerment. 

The funeral for Yisrul Avraham Portugal, the rabbi of the Skulen Hasidic dynasty in Brooklyn, drew a crowd of thousands. Portugal is considered the last grand rebbe of his generation of Hasidic rabbis in the U.S.

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