Massive Teen Brawl, Stampede Shuts Down La. Mall - KLFY News 10

Teen Brawl Shuts Down La. Mall

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BATON ROUGE, La. Large groups of brawling teenagers sparked a stampede at a Louisiana mall that led police to evacuate the shopping center and shut it down early.

More than 200 teens were in the Mall of Louisiana's food court when a large fight broke out just before 6 p.m. Saturday, although it wasn't clear how many were actually fighting.

No injuries were reported. CBS Louisiana affiliate WWL-TV reports some of the juveniles could face charges

Witnesses told the Advocate that the trouble started after Instagram users posted an invitation to their followers on social media telling them to come and meet them in person at the mall.

Police corralled unaccompanied youths until parents arrived to pick them up.

Below is WWL-TV's report, including cell phone video of large crowds of mall-goers being escorted outside by police:

 


 

6 teens arrested in mall disturbance

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies have arrested six teenagers in a fight that caused the Mall of Louisiana to be evacuated and closed Saturday night.

Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks tells The Advocate arrests including three girls, ages 13, 14 and 15 and three boys, ages 14 and 15.

They were booked on several charges including disturbing the peace, simple battery and resisting an officer.

Hicks said deputies are still investigating fight that started in the food court.

No injuries were reported.

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