Police evacuate hundreds from SE Houston bar

February 12, 2012 11:05:41 AM PST
Hundreds of clubgoers were evacuated overnight after police say a night club violated its maximum occupancy.

It happened at El Portal on Lawndale near 75th in southeast Houston.

Customers said they were upset after spending money at the club only to be kicked out.

Police said the club had nearly twice as many people as the occupancy would allow.

According to officials, this was the second time it's happened at the club.

Despite earlier crowds, police did not close the club.