Two people were hospitalized after a swarm of bees attacked in LA

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There was a literal excitement in Los Angeles on Monday.

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Not by Hollywood stars promoting their latest film, but by a swarm of bees that attacked two people and sent them to hospital for treatment, according to local reports.

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Firefighters and police officers were called to the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles on Monday afternoon to help close the streets and warn residents to stay indoors and close all windows and doors.

A CBS helicopter in Los Angeles filmed a man, identified as a volunteer police officer, smacking at bees swarming around his face and head.

He opened the passenger door of a vehicle but quickly closed it and walked away before tripping, falling to the ground and hitting his head on the sidewalk.

Another man suffered “multiple bee stings” and was also treated.

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A local resident said he saw a UPS delivery driver being attacked by the swarm.


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“He started saying, ‘Run, bees!’ And I got hit right in the lip.” Jerry Spotts told CBS Los Angeles.

All Valley Honey & Bee’s Brooks Putman was called to the scene to help contain the swarm.

“They just attack everyone and actively stab” Putman told television network KTLA. “I was stung myself.”

Putman believed the bees were in a wall or in the attic and grew over time.

“This is such an active hive, they are so aggressive. There are so many bees that it looks like they have a pretty well established hive,” he said.


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