Cops tussle with big Brooklyn block party, arrest six people




Cops arrested six people when an unauthorized Brooklyn block party got out of hand Sunday.


The fracas started at Park Place and Broadway, near the Sutter Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, at about 7:30 p.m., officials said.


“There was a big party, next to an abandoned building. The police came,” a neighbor said. “A lot of people were yelling at the cops. They were complaining that they were not doing nothing and that they were just having a good time.”


Terrance Burgess, 26, was having a cookout with about 300 people blocking the sidewalk and loud music blasting, the NYPD said, adding Burgess didn’t have a permit for the block party.


Burgess ignored police telling him to disperse and shoved cops, according to police. Officers took Burgess to the ground and arrested him on disorderly conduct, resisting and harassment charges.


Four others were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A 16-year old was charged with assaulting a police officer and pot possession.


“They were completely blocking pedestrian access to the sidewalk, causing people to enter the street to pass the party,” a police official said.

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