Maskless pop-up party on NYC bus

Dozens of people without facial coverings took over a New York City bus, dancing and jumping, leading to an NYPD investigation.
2:21 | 08/12/20

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We'll move on to that pop-up party on a New York City bus. Dozens of people without masks taking over the bus, you see them there dancing, jumping and most definitely not social distancing. Our transportation correspondent gio Benitez joins us with more on the investigation now into this dangerous incident. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Hey, Amy, good morning. The bus had just left this bus depot here in queens, New York, now authorities are investigating and they are taking a very close look at this video. This unsettling cell phone video shows dozens of people storming an mta bus in queens, New York, turning it into a party bus, not one person wearing a mask. The NYPD is now reviewing the footage as part of an investigation into the incident. You can see the partyers packed inside the bus dancing, bouncing up and down and even smoking hookah. This video from outside shows how crowded it became with people nearly hanging out of the doorway. The bus operator says that when he tried initially to pull the empty bus off from his scheduled stop, several double parked cars were blocking him in. When he went out to clear his path, people began piling inside. the crowd left about 30 minutes later and now officials are speaking out to condemn the dangerous pop-up party. This group not only have put themselves at risk based upon their behavior and the fact that no one had masks but more important to me they put my bus operator at risk. Reporter: The mta writing they violated mtiple health and safety laws and rules by taking over a bus for maskless smoking and lewd activities without regard to social distancing. An internal review is under way and the bus was later fully disinfected. Mta employee tramel Thompson says it's unbelievable. This is not the time for this in a pandemic when you put your family members at risk, mta workers at risk. Help us help you guys. Let us do our job safely. Reporter: We should tell you thankfully the mta says that the driver here was not injured but, T.J., again, officials see this as very serious. All right, thank you so much.

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