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Made in America fest, Day 2: Hot weather, a few arrests

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Made in America festival running smoothly Sunday afternoon
A few arrests, a few people treated for heat-related issues at downtown L.A.'s Made in America Festival, day 2

Police officials say there have been a few arrests but no major security incidents on the second day of the Made in America Music Festival in downtown Los Angeles as of Sunday evening.

Lt. Andrew Neiman of the Los Angeles Police Department said 34,445 tickets had been scanned as of 8 p.m. Police and sheriff's officials have made four felony and seven misdemeanor arrests, and 23 people were cited for misdemeanor alcohol violations.

Neiman said 48 people have been treated on-site, and three transported to hospitals.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. Charles Stringham, the incident commander for the event at Grand Park, said Sunday afternoon that a few festival goers had been treated on-site for dizziness, dehydration and heat-related issues.

"I think it's going pretty smoothly right now," he said.

Attendance is expected to grow later in the evening. Top acts playing Sunday night include John Mayer and Kanye West.

Saturday’s show drew an estimated 34,000, who were largely peaceful and well-behaved, police said. Los Angeles Police Department officials said 29 people were arrested Saturday, 23 for misdemeanor offenses, mostly involving alcohol, and six for felony narcotics offenses.

Rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was arrested in an incident unrelated to the festival Friday night and released Saturday morning, made it to his scheduled performance on Sunday. 

Street closures remain in effect downtown through Monday, including:

•    West 1st Street between Los Angeles and Main streets
•    Main between West 2nd and West Temple streets
•    Spring Street between West 2nd and West Temple
•    Broadway between West 2nd and West Temple
•    Hill Street between West 2nd and West Temple
•    Olive Street between West 2nd and West 1st

Multiple bus detours will be in effect for the weekend, and the Civic Center Metro subway stop is closed.

Approximately 240 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were expected to be present on the county-owned park grounds, along with a private security firm, while the Los Angeles Police Department planned to have around 285 officers working the streets surrounding the festival.

Follow Abby Sewell on Twitter at @sewella.

 

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times

UPDATE

8:26 p.m.: This post has been updated with the latest attendance and arrest figures.

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