CHAOS erupted at a Jersey Shore beach town on Saturday evening after hundreds descended for a TikTok party that spiraled out of control.
An emergency curfew has been put in place in Long Branch, New Jersey, after fights broke out and police were forced to break up the crowds.
Footage reveals wild scenes at the beachfront pop-up party on a sweltering day that broke heat records across the US.
Other videos taken at the scene and shared on Twitter show herds of people fleeing as sirens are heard in the background. A number of fights also broke out among the rowdy crowd.
Some residents even reported receiving alerts about police presence in the Pier Village area.
The curfew is in effect through 5am on May 22, according to the Long Branch Police Department.
In a statement announcing the curfew, police cited “public safety concerns,” saying “all persons are prohibited from using, standing, sitting, traveling or being present on any public street or in any public place.”
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office released its own statement via Twitter after the “large scale event,” saying, “non residents need to leave the area.”
No injuries have been reported, though police and first responders have reportedly arrived on scene.
A large police presence has been captured in the area, with many officers sporting heavy-duty gear.
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A large party was reportedly being held at Long Branch Beach and at Pier Village in the hours leading up to the curfew implementation.
The party may be the result of a social media advertisement for a “Beach Linkup.”
The ad calls for people to bring their own liquor and weed. The top of the promotion reads: “Dareeq Smith the 3rd presents the first Beach Linkup 2022.”
The party started at 12pm but had no given end time.
“Tell a friend to tell a friend!,” the bottom of the promotion reads.
This isn’t the first time a party like this has been held in the Long Branch area.
Last June, a similar event was held, resulting in a large scale police response.
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