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Drone flies too close to NYPD chopper, police say; operators arrested
Drone flies too close to NYPD chopper, police say; operators arrested

Two New York men face felony charges after authorities said they flew a drone within 800 feet of a New York Police Department helicopter. The helicopter pilot spotted the small, unmanned aircraft near the George Washington Bridge early Monday, police said. The drone suddenly ascended from 200 feet to 2,000 feet and continued to circle the bridge, police said, forcing the helicopter to change course to avoid the drone. The pilot watched the aircraft land on a parked vehicle and called the 34th Precinct. Responding officers confiscated two remote-controlled drones, one of which had a camera and an SD memory card, police said. Wilkins Mendoza, 34, and Remy Castro, 23, both of Manhattan,...

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