Tourists cause trouble with drone at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A father was reportedly with his son when they were caught with the drone.
A drone, not the one pictured, was spotted over the Macy's Thanksgiving parade.Don McCullough/Flickr

A drone was caught hovering over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning.


The flying device was spotted near Central Park West and West77th Street over the high-profile event at about 10:30 a.m., according to published reports.


The operator was a 41-year-old, was given a summons to appear in court and charged with flying a drone, WABC reported.


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He was with his 14-year-old son, who, according to the New York Post, lives with his mother in Florida and was in the city with his father who was visiting from Russia. Police “thought I was a terrorist,” he told The Post.

Authorities reportedly took away the drone but later returned it.

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