A shopping mall in downtown St. Louis was abruptly shut down by police late Monday night after a brawl started among a crowd of youths.
The Galleria in St. Louis set a new curfew due to the recent troubles and to try and cut down on theft and violence. However, on Monday the mall was closed even earlier due to a fight that broke out.
It isn’t clear if the massive brawl had anything to do with the shooting in nearby Ferguson.
Local reports noted that the brawl began on the second floor of the mall.
Another report held that as many as 40 teens were involved in the fight, which brought police from several nearby communities to help the St. Louis police.
By 6:00 p.m. several of the mall’s anchor stores, such as Nordstrom and Macy’s, had closed down and locked their gates.
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