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LAPD Goes on Tactical Alert Because of Unruly World Cup Fans in the Valley

The citywide tactical alert went into affect at 10:15 p.m. and allows officers to be held over beyond the end of their shifts.

Pacoima after the Mexico matchup in the World Cup Monday night. Photo courtesy the Los Angeles Police Department.
Pacoima after the Mexico matchup in the World Cup Monday night. Photo courtesy the Los Angeles Police Department.

Originally posted at 10:47 p.m. June 22, 2014. Edited with new details.

UPDATE at 11:11 p.m.: At least two people -- a man and a woman -- have been arrested in Pacoima as part of the celebration of Mexico's World Cup victory, NBC4 reports. 

UPDATE at 10:53 p.m.: The Los Angeles Police Department has declared an unlawful assembly at the intersection of Van Nuys and Laurel Canyon boulevards, Fox11 reports. There have been no arrests in the area, according to Fox11, citing information from the LAPD.

Original post:

The Los Angeles Police Department issued a citywide tactical alert tonight to provide additional officers to respond to hundreds of unruly fans taking to the streets of Pacoima to celebrate Mexico's World Cup victory.

The citywide tactical alert went into affect at 10:15 p.m. and allows officers to be held over beyond the end of their shifts, Officer Drake Madison said.

The California Highway Patrol closed off- and on-ramps on the Golden State (5) Freeway for Van Nuys Boulevard and Osborne and Terra Bella streets in response to the disturbance.

The crowd descended upon Pacoima as a result of social media, Fox11 reported.

--City News Service


Alex White June 24, 2014 at 12:25 PM
@ D. Jude...can't expect LAPD to arrest their own relatives, although the overtime is a nice "familial" perk. Must be a "Especial Order."
Lightnapper June 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM
No Metro Rail Trains or Smoke Detectors were injured during this melee.
jim June 24, 2014 at 12:56 PM
what do you expect from a city that harbors illegal immigrates?
Jesse White June 25, 2014 at 02:12 AM
Please stop all the racism, this is a country of immigrants.It always has been, that's what makes it beautiful. racism towards immigrants has always existed throughout our history...italians...jews...grow up :-) also, blaming people for coming here because they're living conditions in their current country is less than desirable is ridiculous. try blaming your Republican politicians for preventing comprehensive immigration reform from going through. You all are Republicans making the xenophobic and anti immigrant commemts right, lol.
Alex White June 25, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Someone has their non sequitur pseudonym "One Post" insomniac naco pantalones in a bunch...

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