At Least 2 Arrested in Pacoima After Mexico’s World Cup Victory Sparks Celebrations: LAPD

At least two people were arrested in Pacoima on Sunday after a spontaneous party broke out celebrating Mexico’s 1-0 victory over Germany in the World Cup, authorities said.

Mexico's defender Hector Moreno (L) and teammates celebrate their 1-0 victory at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico’s defender Hector Moreno (L) and teammates celebrate their 1-0 victory at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Police Department said a third person may have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public.

About 300 fans of Mexico’s national soccer team poured into the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Van Nuys boulevards around noon and lighted fireworks. The celebration was “uneventful” and the participants cheering El Tri were mostly cooperative, police said.

Large crowds also filled Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles, the Sheriff’s Department said, prompting deputies to close part of the road. At one point, as many as 1,000 people were celebrating in the street, wearing soccer jerseys and waving Mexican flags.

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