RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Officers with several police departments responded to the St. Louis Galleria Monday evening.
Police said a group of teenagers got into a fight and, reportedly, as many as 40 people became involved. Witnesses told News 4 the fight initially broke out between two girls.
"I was trying to break it up and they got to each other," a witness said. "The police tackled both of them to the ground and them a boy started running around the mall and police tackled him and he tried to fight somebody and they tried to break into Foot Locker, but they shut everything down."
Several stores were evacuated shortly after 6:00 p.m.
Nordstrom's and Macy's had closed their gates and confirmed a lockdown.
Galleria security called police and the mall began evacuating customers. Police began to swarm the second floor of the mall.
Richmond Heights officials say that while there was a large police presence at the scene, no ambulances responded.
Authorities said they arrested two juveniles after the fight.
Authorities do not believe there is a connection between the fight at the Galleria and the unrest that has occurred in Ferguson.