LAPD responds to TikTok, a virus that indicates heavily armed law enforcement in front of an uncontained camp in Venice Beach


People jog through homeless camps on Venice Beach

In this June 8, 2021 file photo, a jogging person passes by a homeless camp in the Venice Beach section of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council is poised to crack down on homeless camps, and it is illegal to set up tents under the overpass or on some sidewalks near the park. The measures being considered on Thursday, July 1, 2021 are being claimed as a humanitarian way to drive people out of the street and restore access to public spaces. Associated Press Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez, File

  • Viral TikTok shows a LAPD cop standing outside a homeless camp on Venice Beach.

  • The LAPD told insiders that it was responding to a pager warning of a deadly weapon attack.

  • According to the LAPD, the suspect pulled out a pellet gun to defend herself as a woman tried to steal her bicycle.

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A 25-second video depicting a heavily armed Los Angeles Police Department surrounding a Venice Beach tent on July 25 Key social media traction -With the first posted TikTok twitter..

The video shows at least two policemen holding guns and a few people sitting on the ground outside a tent covered with blue tarpaulins.

LAPD police officer Norma Eisenmann told insiders that police officers were responding to radiotelephone warnings of assaults with deadly weapons. The suspect was portrayed as a white man in a blue tent who threatened to shoot people with a gun.

According to LAPD, the suspect’s name remained unknown, and a woman tried to steal her bicycle and pulled out a pellet gun to defend herself. According to the LAPD, the suspect was temporarily detained, but carrying a pellet gun was not illegal and was eventually released. No injuries have been reported.

“The officers arrived and witnesses pointed out a tent allegedly a man with a pistol and were tactically deployed. Some of the videos circulated portray this. Individuals ordered from the tent. Was done and obeyed, “Eisenman told the insider.

Venice Beach is at the heart of the Los Angeles homeless crisis. Last week, councilor Mike Bonin, who represents District 11 including Venice, said schools, libraries, parks, and areas within “public roads” such as highway ramps, bridges, streets, and sidewalks.

This ordinance affects the homeless population of LA disproportionately. As previously reported by Insider. The city of Los Angeles has an estimated 41,000 non-detainees, and the Venice area has approximately 1,600 non-detainees. KTLA..

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