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Times Square Intersection Cordoned Off After Bees Swarm Hot Dog Cart

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    Bees Swarm Times Square Hot Dog Cart

    An umbrella on top of a nearby hot dog cart was almost entirely covered with bees Tuesday. Ray Villeda reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018)

    A Times Square intersection was cordoned off after a swarm of bees engulfed a food cart, videos shared by social media users showed.

    A video taken around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday showed bees swarming above an intersection near the Hard Rock Cafe, at Broadway and West 43rd Street.

    An umbrella on top of a nearby hot dog cart was almost entirely covered with the insects, another video showed.

    A beekeeper from the city carefully removed the bees from the umbrella with a vacuum, while some stray bees made their way to the façade of a nearby café, video showed.

    It wasn't immediately clear where the bees came from or if anyone was stung.