Hearse, drone injure officers at rabbi's funeral in Borough Park

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BOROUGH PARK -

Two police officers were injured during the funeral for a popular rabbi in Borough Park Tuesday.

Officials say one officer was taken to a hospital after a hearse ran over his foot at the intersection of 14th Avenue and 58th Street.

The officer was taken to Lutheran Hospital and is expected to be OK.

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Another officer was injured in a similar area by a drone. Police say the officer was standing at her post when a drone flying nearby lost power and hit her head.

The owner of the drone was taken into custody and charged with reckless endangerment, assault and violation of local law.

The injuries occurred during the funeral for Rabbi Yisroel Avrohom Portugal, which thousands attended.

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