BEACHWOOD, OH (WOIO) - A 16-year old was arrested after police from several departments responded to Thursday's fight at Beachwood Place Mall.
Cops were called out to mall after numerous fights fight broke out in and around the food court around 7 PM.
According to police there were multiple small physical fights were taking place at various points in the mall and juveniles were running through the mall being loud and disturbing shoppers, in fact many children were violating mall rules.
The group was dispersed with the assistance of officers from the Pepper Pike, Lyndhurst, and South Euclid police departments.
Order was quickly restored and officers remained at the mall until closing to assure there were no further problems.
One 16 year old East Cleveland boy was arrested after he refused to obey officers directing unruly juveniles to leave the mall.
Another 16 year old male resident of Cleveland was treated for minor injuries by the Beachwood Fire Department after being assaulted by members of the group. His injuries were not serious and did not require further treatment.
The majority of the group exited the mall when requested with no further arrests or injuries.
The Beachwood Police Department is investigating this incident and further charges may be filed.
Anyone with information relating to any criminal activity that took place is encouraged to contact the Beachwood Police Department at 216 464 1234.
Beachwood Place released this statement a few hours after the incident:
Beachwood Place Statement
Beachwood police were called to Beachwood Place at 7 p.m. this evening after mall security called in reports of several teens fighting on mall property. No one was injured in the incident, and shoppers remained safe throughout the evening.
The safety of our shoppers and retailers is ALWAYS our top priority. Security guards are on staff in multiple locations throughout the mall at all times. We are disappointed in the actions of the teens involved this evening, but believe this to be an isolated incident.
-Rob Clarke, Sr. General Manager of Beachwood Place.
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