“There are multiple hot spots in the area along the border,” Polevoi said.
Two LAPD patrol officers, who were in the area at the time, assisted Lalezary with detaining him.
But word that the Macenta area was relatively safe drew people from danger zones.
1530s, "vacant piece of ground," from Latin area "level ground, open space," used of building sites, playgrounds, threshing floors, etc.; of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to arere "to become dry," on notion of a burned clearing or dry, bare space. The generic sense of "amount of surface (whether open or not) contained within any set of limits" is from 1845. Area code in North American telephone systems is attested from 1959.
area ar·e·a (âr'ē-ə)
n. pl. ar·e·as or ar·e·ae (-ē-ē')
A circumscribed surface or space.
All of a part that is supplied by a given artery or nerve.
A part of an organ having a special function.