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The NYPD says a police chopper almost collided with two drones similar to this one. (File photo) The NYPD says a police chopper almost collided with two drones similar to this one. (File photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

An NYPD helicopter nearly collided with two remote-controlled drones near the George Washington Bridge early Monday, the department confirmed.

The police helicopter was on patrol when it needed to change course to avoid crashing into the two drones. The flying cops then tailed the drones to where they landed near Fort Tryon Park.

Officers on the ground then found the operators -- Remy Castro and Wilkins Mendoza -- and arrested them on reckless endangerment charges.

The pair had reportedly just purchased the $500-$700 drones and had been flying them often and posting video on Instagram.

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