Authorities: Beach party shut down after thousands gather; 4 arrests

Authorities say a beach party that drew thousands to Long Branch prompted officials to shut the event down and resulted in four arrests.

News 12 Staff

Jun 21, 2021, 9:43 AM

Updated 1,026 days ago

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Authorities say a beach party that drew thousands to Long Branch prompted officials to shut the event down and resulted in four arrests.
The public safety director’s office of Long Branch said in a Facebook post Sunday that a social media post started the gathering along the beachfront around Pier Village Saturday night and attracted “what turned out to be thousands of young people.”
Authorities said that at about 5 p.m. “drinking and unruly behavior began” and people were asked to leave the beach.
The crowd was eventually dispersed and four people were arrested for disorderly persons offenses.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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