Team Mexico Fans Party On The Streets Of L.A. To Celebrate World Cup Win

The Los Angeles Police Department was on a citywide tactical alert late Monday evening as celebrating Mexican World Cup fans forced ramp closures on the 5 Freeway in Pacoima, Calif. Update: Police declare “a peaceful end to the unlawful assembly.”

1. The LAPD tactical alert required officers citywide to remain on duty:

4. The crowds began forming in the streets shortly before 7 p.m. local time:

5. The celebrating fans also brought out the fireworks:

6. “Right now it doesn’t seem like there’s any major problem,” Officer Drake Madison told the Los Angeles Times:

World Cup Crowds shut down Laurel canyon/van nuys intersection.

— Leanne Suter (@ABC7Leanne)

7. LAPD declared the crowd in Pacoima an unlawful assembly at 10:41 p.m. ET.

Lapd gives order for crowd @ laurel canyon/van nuys to disperse

— Leanne Suter (@ABC7Leanne)

10. LAPD declare “a peaceful end to the unlawful assembly,” in Pacoima area at 2:36 a.m. ET:

We've brought a peaceful end to the unlawful assembly at Laurel Cyn Bl & Van Nuys Bl. We will monitor the area throughout the night #LAPD

— LAPD Foothill (@LAPDFoothill)

11. Police arrested at least four people after hundreds of fans took the streets in Huntington Park in a different celebration earlier in the evening:

Pacific Blvd closed between Florence, Gage in Huntington Park due to #WorldCup fans http://t.co/YLkfVVS8B8

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7)

#breaking @LASDHQ making arrests in Huntington Park- Mexico Soccer Fans rowdy & won't disperse #photo:

— Tara Wallis (@tarawallis)

All is quiet in #HuntingtonPark now. Just reporters and these guys.

— Ruben Vives (@LATvives)

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