Officials: Muslim group knew of Playland's headgear ban

Rye Playland officials and public safety officers testified today that a group of Muslims visiting the park to celebrate the end of Ramadan was aware of a headgear ban. The testimony came during a special hearing of the Westchester County Board of Legislators over the fight that broke out between police and the group last week.

Park officials and public safety officers said the Muslim-American Society, which they say planned the trip for two months, knew headgear was not allowed while on rides.

The Muslim group has been critical of the park and Westchester County police for their handling of the incident.

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