Tourist ticketed for flying drone near parade

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a 41-year-old Russian tourist and his 14-year-old son were flying a drone in Central Park and the father was ticketed.

The device was captured on police cameras and officers traced it to the two in Central Park during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning.

Flying a drone in the city is illegal. The father said he didn't know what the rules were because he was from out of town. Police ticketed him and released him. No criminality was suspected.