Police close PCH after party bus incident in Seal Beach
An incident at a Seal Beach CVS involving occupants of a party bus prompted an enormous police response after 11 p.m. Saturday, shutting down Pacific Coast Highway close to the Long Beach metropolis restrict as officers eliminated the bus passengers one after the other and sat them on a curb, in keeping with social media posts.
One put up stated police surrounded the white, unmarked bus and ordered at the least 20 occupants off at gunpoint.
A video posted on Periscope confirmed occupants strolling backwards in the direction of officers with their fingers up earlier than their fingers have been zip-tied behind their backs. They then have been photographed and ordered to sit down on the curb.
A Facebook put up republished on the Next Door app by somebody claiming to be a CVS supervisor stated party bus occupants bought hostile after they have been denied entry to the restroom, then vandalized the shop.
“It’s our policy to close the bathrooms at 10 p.m.,” the put up stated. “They got hostile and started yelling.”
A Register reporter photographed the entrance of the shop exhibiting at the least two show instances knocked over.
Neighbors stated they heard sirens, adopted by a helicopter that circled overhead, shining a searchlight down on PCH. Some residents reported listening to gunshots, though a Long Beach officer on the scene stated he hadn’t heard any such reviews over the police radio.
The watch commander for Seal Beach, Cypress and Los Alamitos was unavailable late Saturday and early Sunday. The dispatcher declined to launch any particulars of the incident.
“I’m pretty positive I heard shots,” stated Tricia, a resident of Seal Beach’s Bridgeport neighborhood who declined to present her final identify. “Then the sirens never stopped.”
At least 15 Seal Beach and Long Beach patrol automobiles blocked off the state freeway close to First Street.
A second party bus was stopped in Long Beach close to North Studebaker Road, nevertheless it was unclear if it was linked to the incident.