Photo from Echo Park resident

An LAPD helicopter hovered over Echo Park for more than a half hour as it shined a spotlight on homes. Police squad cars lined up in an alley off Echo Park Avenue. More police were later spotted at the Walgreens store on Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard. So, what were so many police officers doing last night in Echo Park? An officer at the Northeast Division station said last night that she had no information about all the police activity, began after 10 p.m. In fact, she said she was not aware of any police presence in Echo Park. The Eastsider has contacted other Northeast Division officers this morning about the incident.

The Echo Park resident who sent in photos said squad cars were parked in driveways off of Echo Park Avenue near Paul Terrace while more squad cars, officers and detectives were seen in an alley east of Echo Park Avenue.

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