Video: Bee swarm sends LAPD volunteer officer to hospital
A Los Angeles Police Department volunteer required medical attention after suffering "dozens of bee stings" while assisting with the call
By Daniel Miller
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — A bee swarm in Encino on Monday afternoon sent two people to a hospital and prompted warnings for residents to stay inside and shut their doors and windows, officials said.
The swarm, described as thousands of bees in strength, was reported in the 17100 block of Adlon Road, near Encino Reservoir, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
One man was taken to a hospital after suffering multiple stings, a department spokeswoman said. His condition is unknown.
A second man, described as a Los Angeles Police Department volunteer assigned to the West Valley Division, also required medical attention after suffering "dozens of bee stings" while assisting with the call, the LAPD said on Twitter. As of Monday night, he was in stable condition at a local hospital, the department added.
A professional bee remover is required to deal with the swarm, according to the fire department.
Officials warned residents to not go outside, and the LAPD closed Adlon Place and Adlon Road as part of the incident response.
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