158 people arrested for coronavirus violations at 'massive underground party' in LA County: Authorities

The sheriff's department is targeting these types of "super-spreader events."

December 8, 2020, 10:25 PM

Los Angeles County deputies arrested nearly 160 people at a "massive underground party" that violated state coronavirus orders, authorities said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the "super-spreader" event, which was held in a vacant home in Palmdale on Saturday, was also the site of alleged underage trafficking.

"This was a flagrant violation of the governor's health order," Villanueva said at a press briefing Tuesday. But, he added, "even without the health order, these actions were criminal in nature."

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