(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) — At least nine people were arrested Monday night following a melee that broke out at the Mall of America in Minnesota.
Witnesses say the fighting originated in the food court and involved more than 50 people. Those involved were throwing tables and chairs in what appeared to be a girl fight.
“Well, these girls were taking off on this other girl, and I guess she was getting jumped. She got hit in the head with a chair and she like, she was knocked out for a second,” says Xavier Townsend, who witnessed the brawl.
Following that incident, approximately 10 other scuffles erupted throughout the mall.
Police say it took about 30 police officers over an hour to control the situation. No one was seriously injured, according to officials.
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