3 McCarren pool arrests

July 3, 2012 Associated Press
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Police have arrested three men for allegedly attacking lifeguards at a the newly renovated McCarren Park pool.

The three were taken into custody on Monday, three days after the pool was shuttered early after the trio allegedly ignored lifeguards’ orders to stop running and diving into shallow water of the Olympic-sized pool.

There were no injuries.

One of the suspects was charged with assault on a police officer for punching an officer in the face. The other two were charged with disorderly conduct. The New York Post reported that three police officers were injured.

The pool had been used as concert site in the swank neighborhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn before the $50 million renovation.

The pool was first opened in 1936 by then-Parks Commissioner Robert Moses.

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