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Rowdy crowd draws LAPD outside Hollywood club

LAPD squared off with an angry crowd in Hollywood after a line of around 500 people were allegedly told they couldn't get into a Hollywood nightclub on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010.

November 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police squared off with an angry crowd in Hollywood early Saturday morning just after midnight.Officials said they had to call extra officers to the Avalon nightclub at 1735 Vine St. where some people were throwing rocks and bottles.

One witness said the trouble began after about 500 people who were waiting in line were told they wouldn't get in to the crowded club.

The club can hold 1,200 guests, but police said 2,000 were there.

Several people were arrested, but no serious injuries were reported.

Police said the incident did not rise to the level of a tactical alert.

City News Service contributed to this report.