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After Tyler the Creator arrest, crowd rushes Sunset Boulevard

December 23, 2011 |  9:36 am

Tyler the Creator in New OrleansAn angry crowd rushed into the street outside the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood after deputies arrested rapper Tyler the Creator, sheriff's officials said Friday.

An L.A. County Sheriff's Department helicopter and units from the Universal substation and Beverly Hills Police Department responded to assist in dispersing the crowd on Sunset Boulevard.

No injuries or arrests of crowd members were reported, but the rapper, whose real name is Tyler Okonma, was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism and released Friday morning.

Security guards at the Roxy called for deputies about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, saying Okonma had destroyed an electronic soundboard belonging to the club.

Okonma was performing there with his group, Odd Future.


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Photo: Tyler the Creator performs in New Orleans in October. Credit: Steve C. Mitchell / EPA