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Police respond to Mexico soccer celebrations in several areas around L.A.

June 26, 2011 | 12:05 am

Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado, Jonathan Bornstein

Police late Saturday were responding to large celebrations breaking out on the streets of Huntington Park after Mexico defeated the U.S. 4-2 at soccer's Gold Cup game at the Rose Bowl.

Metro reported that seven bus lines -- the 60, 108, 110, 111, 251, 611, 612 -- were being detoured due to police activity in the area around Pacific Boulevard, Gage Avenue and Florence Avenue.

There were also reports of some fan disruptions in East Los Angeles.

At least two dozen people were arrested on public drunkeness and other charges in and around the Rose Bowl. "It seems many of them arrived early and started drinking in the parking lot,'' Pasadena Police Sgt. Bobby Lomeli told City News Service. "People do some crazy things when they have alcohol in them.''


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--Shelby Grad

Photo: Mexico forward Javier Hernandez (14) celebrates with midfielder Andres Guardado in front of a legion of Mexico fans after Hernandez scored a goal against defender Jonathan Bornstein and the U.S. to tie the score, 2-2, in the first half Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in the Gold Cup final. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / June 25, 2011)