Two people were taken into police custody Saturday evening in Westwood for their role in off-campus vandalism in which fires were set after UCLA’s loss to Gonzaga University in the final seconds of overtime in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The Daily Bruin reported about 9 p.m. that UCLA students were setting fire to chairs on Roebling Avenue. The students then walked down Kelton Avenue but were blocked by police at Strathmore Drive, near Veteran Avenue, the Daily Bruin said. Officers contained the crowd and held rubber bullet guns while the crowd dispersed.
The Beverly Hills Courier showed video on its Twitter account of two young men wearing handcuffs and being walked by officers toward police cars.
The names of the arrestees were not immediately released.
Officers at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center said at 10:45 p.m. that the officers assigned to the campus had left.