Peace did not grace this small piece of earth near LAX overnight during a holiday toy drive and party hosted by a Cal State Long Beach fraternity.
Cops responded to a brawl involving as many as 1,000 people at the LAX-adjacent Radisson Hotel, according to police and reports.
Miraculously, no injuries were reported and no arrests were made:
Cops were called to the hotel at 6225 West Century Blvd. about 12:45 a.m. today, an LAPD sergeant told us. Officers had to clear out about 1,000 party-goers, which took some time, he said.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity had scheduled a toy drive and party at the location that night.
A police official told City News Service that the initial trouble-makers were outsiders -- that they were not a part of the fraternity or its event. Suspects reportedly threw chairs and tables.
Arriving cops evacuated patrons, but nobody ended up in handcuffs or on a stretcher, police said.
We reached out to Ernest H. Brown, the national fraternity's interim executive director, for his response, but we had yet to year back.
@OccupyLA Brawl broke out with 1000 people throwing tables and chairs and pepper spraying each other. LAPD tends to respond to those things.— Venice 311 (@Venice311) December 16, 2013
Now the Radisson brawl has escalated to a giant pepper-spray fight and the cops aren't even up there yet.— Venice 311 (@Venice311) December 16, 2013