Rave at LA arena draws thousands; 17 hospitalizedAccording to the fire department, an additional 62 people were treated on site for a variety of minor injuries and illnesses
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Authorities say 17 people were hospitalized after a New Year's Eve rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena that drew thousands of partyers and a heavy police presence.
Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says an additional 62 people were treated on site for a variety of minor injuries and illnesses.
Several people were arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
The Los Angeles Times reports more than 26,000 people turned out for the annual electronic music festival Together As One. The event started at 5 p.m. Friday and ran until 2 a.m. Saturday.
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