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LAPD moves Kings fans off streets after Stanley Cup win

June 11, 2012 |  8:54 pm


Los Angeles police Monday night broke up throngs of boisterous fans celebrating the historic Kings Stanley Cup victory.

Multiple individuals were taken into custody at 8:30 p.m. near Figueroa and Olympic Boulevard, where police said a woman was struck in the face with a skateboard. At 11th and Figueroa, some fans hurled water bottles at police. 

A Los Angeles Police Department officer at the scene said police were still trying to determine the nature of the incident and how many people were involved. The woman was receiving medical attention from a Fire Department ambulance.

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LAPD officers on horseback and on foot were pushing crowds east and west from the plaza area at L.A. Live. Some small fires were set in the plaza, police said.

Minutes after the game ended, throngs of screaming fans broke past officers on electric scooters at Figueroa and Chick Hearn and descended on the plaza area.


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-- Sam Allen and Andrew Blankstein at L.A. Live

Photo: LAPD officers questions people after Kings victory. Sam Allen / Los Angeles Times