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PRE-EMPTIVE POLICE ACTION PREVENTS DANGEROUS MELEE

A large group of males wielding a variety of melee weaponry were taken into custody yesterday afternoon after surrendering to police following a massive law enforcement response.

The group of men were travelling east in the Jefferson area by a police officer of the Los Santos Police Department and within moments dozens of heavily armed police officers had the group surrounded. Crowd control vehicles were deployed to the area and more than eight arrests were made by police. Multiple weapons were confiscated, including swords, machetes, shovels and baseball bats. Various illegal drugs were also confiscated on scene. Police believe the motive for the social disorder was gang related and believe a serious incident was averted, credited to the swift law enforcement response.

One suspect fled the area and was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. No police officers were injured.

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