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4 arrested in clash outside House of Blues during Ice Cube performance

December 12, 2009 |  7:19 am


L.A. County sheriff's deputies clashed with four people late Friday outside the House of Blues in West Hollywood.

The incident occurred around 11 p.m. at the Sunset Strip venue, when the rapper Ice Cube was performing, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said the four suspects were intoxicated. Deputies arrested them and a small scrape occurred between one of the men and the deputies, the department said. No one was injured. 

The incident did not affected the concert inside the House of Blues, one of the Strip's biggest draws.

Last year, rowdy crowds at the House of Blues became an issue after a brawl inside and outside the venue involving more than 100 people shut down the Strip for almost an entire evening. But there has not been such a major incident since then.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: The marquee from the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd., Friday, December 11, 2009. Credit: Tony Pierce / Los Angeles Times