Authorities break up illegal wedding party with over 200 guests in Queens amid COVID spikes

Elite Palace
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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Authorities said they broke up an indoor wedding party with more than 200 people in Queens early Saturday morning over coronavirus violations as spikes in cases in the borough have been raising alarms.

Sheriff deputies busted the illegal event at the Elite Palace on Garfield Avenue in Woodside shortly after midnight.

Authorities said they found guests not wearing masks or social distancing. They said there were 284 people inside in violation of social distancing guidelines.