2 people hospitalized after huge fight near Santa Monica Pier


Two people were hospitalized after a large fight broke out near the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday afternoon.

At about 2:21 p.m., Santa Monica police received reports of a fight just north of the Santa Monica Pier near Tower 14.


A police drone was the first to arrive on the scene and saw an active fight taking place on the crowded beach.

During the fight, one man was stabbed and another man's ankle was possibly broken, police said.

Officers responded to the scene and located the two victims and transported them to a hospital for treatment.

A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
Five people were arrested after one man was stabbed and another injured in a massive brawl on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
Five people were arrested after one man was stabbed and another injured in a massive brawl on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
Five people were arrested after one man was stabbed and another injured in a massive brawl on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
Five people were arrested after one man was stabbed and another injured in a massive brawl on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
Five people were arrested after one man was stabbed and another injured in a massive brawl on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)
A man was stabbed and another injured after a large fight broke out on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier on June 29, 2024. (TNLA)

Five male suspects were arrested at the scene — three charged with assault with a deadly weapon, one with assault and another with sexual assault.

Video from the scene showed a large section of the beach cordoned off as law enforcement arrived, with onlookers standing on the beach watching.

It is not clear what led to the fight as the incident is still under investigation. The identities of the suspects have not been revealed.

Anyone with information about the case can call the watch commander at 310-458-8427 or non-emergency dispatch at 310-458-8491.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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