NYPD makes 200 arrests on 2nd curfew night, Bay Plaza Mall untouched despite rumors
The second night of curfew in New York City is over, resulting in hundreds of arrests for looting and other violence.
Meanwhile, one area of the Bronx remained untouched after a heavy police presence during the curfew.
Despite it being a much quieter night, there was a heavy police presence outside Bay Plaza Mall early Wednesday morning.
There were rumors that Bay Plaza Mall was going to be a target. Flyers were circling saying groups were planning to break into stores. The police department took those rumors very seriously, as News 12 cameras captured more than a dozen NYPD vehicles completely surrounding the entire mall and even adding barricades throughout most pathways to get in.
News 12 was there Tuesday while people were boarding up storefront windows, trying to avoid what happened on Fordham Road the previous night.
News 12 was there Tuesday while people were boarding up store front windows, trying to avoid what went down on Fordham Road the previous night.
The mayor says he hopes the curfew rule helps keep the looting under control, but it hasn’t stopped people from gathering peacefully to demand justice for George Floyd and countless others who’ve died in the hands of police.
News 12 is told more than 200 people were arrested overnight.