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Queens Chronicle

Melee at mall after early day of school

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:42 pm, Thu Dec 5, 2019.

A fight outside of Queens Center mall in Elmhurst took place last Friday afternoon, a day students were dismissed from school early.

There were four injuries and one juvenile report was prepared for a 16-year-old male for assault, though there were no arrests, police told the Chronicle Monday morning.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., about 200 teenagers were acting up in the mall, the New York Post reported, they took it to Queens Boulevard and started fighting.

The 110th Precinct tweeted at 11:23 a.m., “#HappeningNow we have a large disturbance @Queens_Center Mall. Half-day for our schools has brought a large # of youths to the mall and some are acting disorderly. Officers and Mall staff are acting quickly to restore normal conditions. For now please stay out of the area.”

Forty minutes later, the precinct tweeted that the mall was open and cleared inside. “We are still working on clearing the crowd from the surrounding area, just to be safe, please avoid the area and help us.”

ABC7 reported rumors of a large fight had been spreading on Snapchat beforehand.

No fight happened but then someone began throwing fake cash from a railing over the upper level and people scrambled to grab it. It’s unclear if the later fighting outside was related.

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