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LAPD standoff with unruly club-goers ends without arrests, injuries

October 10, 2013|By Robert J. Lopez and Joseph Serna

A brief standoff with unruly club-goers Wednesday night in Lincoln Heights ended without incident, Los Angeles police said.

The scene unfolded at Avenue 24 and Broadway outside the Airliner club, according to police and television news footage.

"The bouncers started turning people away and it got unruly," Officer Norma Eisenman told The Times.

Police said the crowd was drawn to a live performance inside.

About 10:15 p.m., police at the scene requested additional officers to deal with the crowd, said Sgt. Rick Columbia. More than a dozen police cars clogged the street late Wednesday, broadcast news showed.

Police set up positions along the street as some in the crowd threw rocks and bottles, CBS Los Angeles reported. It took about an hour and a half to break up the group, he said. There were no arrests and no injuries.

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