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2 Teens Arrested After Hospital Brawl, SWAT Standoff

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested after fleeing a Los Angeles hospital brawl and taking refuge in a nearby apartment.

Police Sgt. Titus Tyler tells City News Service that a SWAT team negotiated for hours with the teens before they were coaxed out of the Boyle Heights apartment and arrested at about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. Three young girls in the apartment weren’t hurt.

The boys were involved in a Tuesday night brawl with other youths in a lobby area at County-USC Medical Center. Sheriff’s deputies were called in and Tyler says the teens began throwing rocks and bottles at deputies before they fled to the nearby apartment.

The Los Angeles police special weapons team and bomb squad responded to the barricade call.

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