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2 NYPD Officers Injured As Thousands Pack Streets Of Borough Park For Rabbi's Funeral

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Two NYPD officers were injured Tuesday while covering the funeral of a rabbi in Brooklyn.

Thousands of people packed the streets in Borough Park to remember the life of a rabbi who passed away.

Rabbi Funeral
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Grand Rabbi Yisrul Avraham Portugal was a Holocaust survivor who came to the United States in 1960.

So many people gathered for the funeral, many streets were closed down.

Grand Rabbi Yisrul Avraham Portugal
Grand Rabbi Yisrul Avraham Portugal (credit: NYPF)

One officer was struck and injured by the hearse. In a separate incident, a female officer was struck by a drone which fell out of the sky after running out of power. Her injuries are not considered serious.

The drone pilot, 36-year-old Yehiel Rosenfeld, was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, assault and violation of law for flying a drone in a restricted area.

The rabbi died at the age of 95.

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