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Police look into night of mayhem at Westroads Mall

Authorities used pepper balls to quell a large crowd disturbance at Westroads Mall Thursday...
Authorities used pepper balls to quell a large crowd disturbance at Westroads Mall Thursday night - (Photos: Sahra Schwartz) (WOWT)
Published: Dec. 27, 2019 at 8:38 AM CST
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Authorities are investigating what triggered

Thursday night involving a crowd of teenagers.

The disturbance eventually spilled out into the parking lot where police confirm that pepper balls were used to contain the disturbance.

Cell phone video from inside shows the chaos as authorities tried to calm the melee.

Police said the crowd had grown progressively unruly throughout the night until the conflict boiled over into physical battles. There was a report of one injury that was not considered serious.

A video from Sahra Schwartz showed a large group comprised of middle school age to high school age people. There appeared to have been approximately 30 to 40 people involved.

Tables and chairs were knocked over as several fights broke out.