A Brooklyn couple was pulled off a New York City ferry in handcuffs after they refused to wear masks
- Police pulled a couple off of a New York ferry in handcuffs after they refused multiple orders to put on masks, Gothamist reports.
- The husband and wife were each slapped with summonses for disorderly conduct.
- They were intially allowed to board, but police were called after the couple became hostile toward crew members and other passengers, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
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A Brooklyn couple was hauled off of a New York ferry in handcuffs Saturday night after refusing multiple requests to put on face masks, Gothamist reports.
The husband and wife each received a summons for disorderly conduct and for violating an emergency measure established by the mayor, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.
According to Gothamist, the boat’s captain requested that the couple either put on face masks or leave the ferry, but the husband and wife claimed they had a medical condition that allowed them to ride without masks. Face coverings are currently required on all NYC Ferry vessels, except for in cases when a medical condition prevents passengers from wearing them, a spokesperson for NYC Ferry told Business Insider.
Gothamist reporter Jake Offenhartz witnessed the …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]