Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Three teenagers arrested for fighting at Destiny USA mall

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. Dec 28 2016 -- Three teenagers were arrested Monday night after two fights at Destiny USA in Syracuse.
The Syracuse Police Department responded to the mall around 9:30 p.m. to help break up a fight, said Sgt. Julie Shulsky, a police spokeswoman. The fight happened in a corridor near Villa clothing, dispatchers said.
When officers arrived, mall security officers were trying to break up a fight, Shulsky said. Two 15-year-old girls were arrested. One of the girls fought with officers when they tried to handcuff her, she said.
A second fight started while officers were still on scene.
"Due to the large crowd, additional units responded to disperse the crowd and quell any further problems," Shulsky said.
Officers broke up the second fight and arrested a 16-year-old boy from Syracuse, Shulsky said.
No one was seriously injured, Shulsky said. No weapons were used during the fights, she said.
One girl was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of second-degree harassment, all violations. The other girl was charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
The 16-year-old boy was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation.
Small and large brawls were reported at malls across the country on the day after Christmas. Reports have indicated at least two of the fights were organized in advance on social media.

It does not appear the fights at Destiny USA were organized on social media, Shulsky said. 

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