CORONA, Queens -- The NYPD have arrested a 26-year-old teacher for crashing a drone into Louis Armstrong Stadium during a U.S. Open match Thursday evening.
According to a USTA press release, the drone flying from the east crashed into the southwest corner of the stadium during the Flavia Pennetta vs. Monica Niculescu match around 8:27 p.m. Thursday.
There were no spectators in the area and no injuries were reported.
Daniel Verley, who works for the Department of Education, was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless operation of a drone and operating a drone in a NYC public park outside of prescribed area for doing so.
The NYPD is investigating.