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Bee swarm overruns Fullerton neighborhood; police tell residents to stay indoors

May 6, 2011 |  7:05 pm

A Fullerton neighborhood was literally abuzz Friday afternoon when bees swarmed an area near North Parks Road and Mariposa Lane and stung several people, police said.

“We had a report of a bunch of bees … they were chasing the firefighters that responded,” Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said, adding that he didn’t know the source of the swarm or what kind of bees they were.

“I was asked if they were Africanized bees,” he said. “I wouldn’t know an Africanized bee if it bit me.”

The Fullerton Fire Department sent paramedics to the neighborhood to treat sting victims and  summoned a beekeeper, he said.

Police urged residents to stay indoors.

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