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Authorities arrested 76 among the crowd of more than 1,000 revelers, the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday.
Five people were arrested for looting and one person was arrested for vandalism, according to LAPD officer Drake Madison, who also said one police officer received a hand injury from a bottle. At least one person was arrested for assault on a police officer.
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"Unruly individuals mixed within the crowd began throwing glass bottles, rocks and other projectiles at officers," the department said in a statement.
According to LAPD, eight officers total were injured during the celebration. Two members of the crowd were taken to the hospital after being injured by less lethal munitions fired by police.
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30+ buildings damaged
8 officers injured
2 injured by less lethal munitions fired by our officers— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ)
“It would have been nice if there were zero (arrests) and then we could have just celebrated peacefully,’’ Madison said. “Unfortunately, when it gets to this point, it’s usually because things are getting a little out of control.’’
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There were also hundreds of police officers on the scene.
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