Utah County begins probe into large Halloween party that violated state order

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PROVO, UTAH (AP) — An investigation has begun into whether civil action or criminal charges should be filed against the organizers or attendees of a very large Halloween party that took place in Utah.

The Utah County Attorney’s Office said in a statement Wednesday that the investigation will take at least a few more weeks.

The Daily Herald reported that videos of the event showed what looked like thousands of people partying together with music blaring and professional lighting throughout,

Utah County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Spencer Cannon had said in November that the organizers of the event did not have a permit.

The state reported a then-record 5,352 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Nov. 14, two weeks after Halloween day, according to state Department of Health data.

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