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Utah Co. Halloween party investigation could take many more weeks

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Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 17:49:21-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Officials announced Wednesday that the investigation into the massive Halloween party that was held in Utah County could take many more weeks.

In a press release, the Utah County Attorney's Office said, "The investigation into the Knoll’s Halloween Party is ongoing. Neither this office nor the Health Department can comment on matters under investigation."

Read: ‘It’s beyond frustrating': Health officials react to Utah Co. Halloween party, urge people to get tested

The party had thousands of attendees, and authorities were called in when a girl was dropped while crowd-surfing.

Videos that were posted on social media show thousands of people crowded together without masks on.

Read: Halloween party in Utah County shut down; Organizers could face charges

Videos were shared both on Utah Tonight and The Tribe Utah’s Instagram pages. The groups claim 10,000 people showed up for the party but no group is claiming responsibility for the event.

In the updated press release sent by the Utah County Attorney's office, it said the investigation includes "multiple facets including working with federal agencies."

A second indoor party was hosted in Lehi on Halloween, the organizer of that party is being charged with violating a public health order. If found guilty, he could face up to six months in jail and have to pay $1,000 in fines.

Read: Criminal charges filed against host of large Lehi Halloween party