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Rowdy Crowds Celebrated Mexico's World Cup Victory

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Unruly crowds celebrating Mexico's World Cup victory kept law enforcement busy for eight hours Monday night. Hundreds of people pulling into the streets, triggering Sig Alerts, and a citywide tactical alert that was lifted just before 11:30 PM.

In Pacoima, some 500 fans were still in the streets several hours after game. The LAPD says word of the celebration spread quickly through social media. Fans clogged intersections, set off illegal fireworks, and tried to tip over a truck.

Police in riot gear moved in. At least seven freeway off ramps on the 5 and 118 had to be shut down as a precaution for revelers and motorists. There were no arrests but two people were detained.

Hours earlier in Huntington Park , four people were arrested. Police on foot and on horseback. One woman was taken into custody after throwing a bottle at a Sherrif's deputy. Three others were taken in for public drunkenness and failure to disburse. Streets were jammed and rowdy fans jumped onto cars.

Fortunately no one was hurt, and there was no significant damage reported. The LAPD says it doesn't mind celebrations, as long as no one breaks the law. Mexico's next game is on Sunday against the Netherlands at 9am PST.

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