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LAPD declares tactical alert before end of Kings Stanley Cup game

LAPD officers outside the Kings Game at Staples Center
The Los Angeles Police Department declared a tactical alert Monday evening as the Kings were on the verge of capturing their first Stanley Cup.

The alert means that officers can be held over on their shifts in case they are needed to saturate a problem area.

Earlier, a man who allegedly had a pocket full of cash and fake Kings tickets was arrested Monday outside Staples Center, police said. A second person was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

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Joseph Nelson, 59, was arrested on suspicion of ticket scalping, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Nelson allegedly had a wad of counterfeit Game 6 tickets and $1,000 in his pocket, said LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith.

Police were out in force at L.A. Live in an effort to prevent the type of violence that has marred Lakers championship victories.


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Photo: LAPD officers outside Staples Center. Credit: Credit: Christina House / For The Times

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