NYPD: Teacher arrested for allegedly flying drone at US Open

Photo: US Open Tennis Championships / MGN

NEW YORK (AP) – A New York City teacher has been arrested for allegedly crashing a drone into an empty section of seats at the U.S Open.

Police say 26-year-old Daniel Verley faces charges of reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a New York City public park outside of prescribed area.

The drone buzzed over the court in Louis Armstrong Stadium Thursday night before crashing into the seats.

A U.S. Tennis Association spokesman said no one was injured.

The black device flew diagonally through the arena during the next-to-last game of a second-round match that 26th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy won 6-1, 6-4 over Monica Niculescu of Romania.

It wasn’t immediate clear if Verley had an attorney who could comment on the charges on his behalf.

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