LAPD issues tactical alert to break up punk show in Cypress Park; revelers set off fireworks, disrupt traffic

Video of the show posted to social media showed a crowd of about 1,000 people or more

5/9/2021 9:04:00 PM

LAPD issues tactical alert to break up punk show in Cypress Park; revelers set off fireworks, disrupt traffic

Video of the show posted to social media showed a crowd of about 1,000 people or more

PrintLos Angeles police issued a citywide tactical alert to disperse a large crowd that gathered at a punk show in Cypress Park on Saturday night, with some revelers setting off fireworks while others disrupted traffic.No injuries were reported, and no arrests were made, authorities said.

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Police responded to the 2000 block of North Figueroa Street around 9:45 p.m. to reports of a large crowd setting up for a possible party, said Officer William Cooper, a police spokesman. They found people trying to set up a stage of some sort, he said. A tactical alert was broadcast for extra officers to respond and help disperse the crowd, he said.

Police estimated about 100 to 200 people had gathered, althoughposted to social media showed a crowd of about 1,000 people or more. A band could be seen playing while people set off fireworks.Advertisement Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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