Mall Brawls Send Shoppers Running for Exits in Several States


Memphis police officers block off the entrances to the Oak Court Mall on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, after a disturbance at the mall. Authorities and witnesses say there have been disturbances at two malls in Memphis, Tenn., and one of them had to be shut down. Jim Weber The Commercial Appeal/AP
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Fights broke out at malls around the country, sending post-holiday shoppers scrambling for the exits.

No one was seriously injured in the mall melees Monday night, which during the panic, also prompted numerous false reports of gunfire.

Police in Ohio tell that officers used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd following a fight at an upscale shopping mall in Beachwood, just outside of Cleveland.

Police say the incident there appears to have been “loosely organized on social media.”


Meantime, there were reports of shots fired at a mall in New Jersey.

There were similar disturbances at malls around the country including in New York, Texas and Colorado’s Fox Valley Mall.

In Memphis, Tennessee, police arrested several people following fights at two malls there.




(Source: AP)

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