LOS ANGELES - Video posted online appears to show a massive illegal firework show in downtown Los Angeles.
LAPD officers were called Sunday around 10:45 p.m. to the area of First and Los Angeles streets.
People in the area, who shared video online, said the firework show originated from a warehouse. One Twitter user, Daryl Nash, said the windows of their nearby hotel were shaking and the fireworks caused three small fires, but that has yet to be confirmed by the LA Fire Department.
"If you're at home and just hear a bombardment of three minutes full of rounds of fireworks, you don't know what it is. There's no reason for fireworks to just start breaking in at the middle of the night," said Jairo Andres Lerma.
"With the assistance of the public, Central Officers were able to find the location of where the midnight fireworks show was deliberately initiated,'right across the street from a federal facility,' the LAPD said in a statement. "This was a planned incident."
It's unclear who planned the show and if they will face any charges.