'Killer bees' swarm park, send 3 people to the hospital, police say
“Killer bees” swarmed a Huntington Park recreation area on Friday, sending three people to the hospital with bee stings, police said.
The swarm — which police officers said contained about 60,000 of the aggressive insects, formally known as Africanized honey bees — left a tree hive and clouded the air around 3 p.m. in Robert Keller Park.
A local emergency room treated one person with more than a dozen stings, Huntington Police Sgt. Conrad Chacon said. The hive has since been removed, but the park remained closed on Saturday.
“Everything’s roped off, but there are a couple of bees still flying around,” Chacon said. “It’s still considered dangerous.”
-- Danielle Paquette