HUNTINGTON PARK (CBSLA) — Police say a man who fired an explosive device directly at police after Mexico’s World Cup upset over Germany has been arrested.

Jose Alberto Martinez, 39, was taken into custody Sunday for firing a mortar-style firework into a line of officers near Florence Avenue and Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park.

The incident occurred during one of a number of rowdy World Cup celebrations in Huntington Park and Pacoima.

A video showing a man crouched near a Mexican flag and shooting a similar object towards police went viral, but it was unclear if Martinez was the same man seen in the clip.

Another man, 19-year-old Manuel Mendez Garcia, was arrested for reckless driving and leading police on pursuit.

Comments (8)
  1. Lu Johnson says:

    Nothing like ‘cultural enrichment’ from south of the border, smh.

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