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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."

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#LAPD on TACTICAL ALERT as Team Mexico #WorldCup fans block roads, force closure of ramps on 5 Freeway in #Pacoima:

THE L.A. SCENE@TheLAScene

#LAPD on TACTICAL ALERT as Team Mexico #WorldCup fans block roads, force closure of ramps on 5 Freeway in #Pacoima:

1:25 AM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

This guy is standing in the middle of Hope St... Taunting deputies as friends take pictures

Gadi Schwartz@GadiNBCLA

This guy is standing in the middle of Hope St... Taunting deputies as friends take pictures

12:45 AM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The celebrating fans also brought out the fireworks:

Video: Fireworks explode as Mexico World Cup fans flood into streets in Pacoima http://t.co/TmXj6bxeD9

KTLA@KTLA

Video: Fireworks explode as Mexico World Cup fans flood into streets in Pacoima http://t.co/TmXj6bxeD9

1:49 AM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"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

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

1:06 AM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

1:27 AM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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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

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

2:36 AM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

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

9:06 PM - 23 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Tara Wallis@tarawallis

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

9:23 PM - 23 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Ruben Vives@LATvives

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

11:19 PM - 23 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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