2 arrested after fight at St. Louis Galleria

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 13 at 10:56 AM

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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."

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Several stores were evacuated shortly after 6:00 p.m. 

Nordstrom's and Macy's had closed their gates and confirmed a lockdown.

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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.

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