Bees invade Times Square

Manhattan pedestrians were shocked yesterday by an infestation of bees. A Sabrett hot dog stand right in the middle of New York's Times Square had to call police to help with the scene.


Police were forced to respond by closing the busy street in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon


On the corner of Broadway and 43rd Street, which is the center of Times Square and sees millions pass through it daily, a swarm of thousands of bees took up resident in the signature blue and yellow umbrella above the hot dog stand.

Officer Michael Lauriano, an 18 year veteran of the NYPD knows as "the NYPD bee guy" arrived eventually in full beekeeper gear with a vaccuum and a ladder and sucked up as many of the bees as he could. He said the force plans to relocate the bees to a hive somewhere in a less busy location. After interrupting Times Square and closing 43rd street for an hour, the vaccuum was able to suck up almost all the bees in a matter of minutes.

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