Groom arrested over New York backyard wedding fireworks

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jul 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-08 11:26:46-04

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) -- Guests watching a fireworks display after a New York wedding were cheering the bride, groom and booms when police arrived. The groom ended up under arrest.

Nassau County police say they were called to a Massapequa home early Saturday and found a big party with professional-level pyrotechnics in the backyard.

Police say the 39-year-old homeowner explained he was setting them off to celebrate his wedding.

He's been arrested on a fireworks possession charge and is awaiting arraignment.