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Teen injured after brawl, confrontation with police

March 19, 2011 |  3:25 pm

A teenage boy suffered unspecified injuries after being involved in a fight and then being subdued by baton-wielding officers late Friday at the Hollywood and Highland subway station, police said.

Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department said several citizens flagged down a police sergeant about 11:30 p.m. at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue and reported a group brawl at the nearby Metro Rail station.

Officers responded and were confronted by the teen, who spat at the sergeant and began attacking two officers, Eisenman said. The officers used their batons to subdue the teen, who suffered unspecified injuries.  Further details about the incident were not immediately available, Eisenman said.

At least two ambulances responded to the 6000 block of Hollywood Boulevard at 11:41 p.m., said Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Paramedics took at least one person to a local hospital, he said, adding that patients who require "advanced life-support" often are transported by paramedics. He had no further details about the patient.

-- Ruben Vives

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