Massive New Jersey pool party broken up by four police departments

The host of a four-alarm pool party that was shut down earlier this month has been charged with breaking the state’s COVID-19 lockdown rules by entertaining as many as 400 guests. reports that Newark resident Tashay Knight faces multiple counts of violating the governor’s directives following the Aug. 1 bash, where four police departments spent several hours clearing out the property.

The potentially deadly party took place at a rented mansion on Hemlock Drive in Alpine, N.J. Attendees were reportedly ignoring mask and social distancing guidelines.

Nearly 15,900 Garden Staters have been killed by COVID-19, which has infected 187,000 people.

The 4,000 square-foot house where the big bash allegedly took place has been a party hotspot during the pandemic, according to

One neighbor claimed the $4 million-plus home at the center of the problem “is being run like a nightclub in a residential neighborhood.”

Another local told that party buses had been transporting party-goers between the Jersey suburb and New York City.

Knight, 46, will be in court Aug. 26 to answer to charges. The home’s owners said the property had been rented to Wonder Boy Music Group.

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