'Bee invasion' stops play at Indian Wells tennis tournament

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A "bee invasion" halted play astatine nan BNP Paribas Open tennis tourney successful California connected Thursday, and video showed nan insects swarming complete a camera lens and buzzing astir players.

"Play has been suspended owed to bee invasion," nan unfastened tweeted, including an emoji of a bee.

Video from on-demand Tennis Channel showed bees swarming complete a portion of equipment.

Carlos Alcaraz, who was soon into a lucifer pinch Alexander Zverev, was seen successful nan video swatting distant nan bees, and past backing up and looking astir successful confusion.

The announcer said location was "a problem pinch bees here," and nan crowd was heard laughing, earlier nan region successful play was announced.

"Advantage, bees," nan transmission said connected X.

The BNP Paribas Open, which runs from March 3 to Sunday, is successful nan quarterfinals stage. It's being played astatine at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Indian Wells is simply a metropolis of astir 5,000 successful nan Coachella Valley southwest of Joshua Tree National Park.

Phil Helsel

Phil Helsel is simply a newsman for NBC News.