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Cleveland Mall Spreads Yuletide Cheer, Pepper Spray

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Check the brawls in shopping places
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Spray some tear gas in their faces
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Evan MacDonald, cleveland.com:

Officers used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd after a fight that prompted a lockdown of Beachwood Place on Monday evening, police said.

At least one juvenile is in custody in connection with the fight that broke out just after 6:30 p.m. near the mall’s food court, police said…

Officers were initially called to the scene for a report of shots fired, but have since confirmed there were no gunshots, police at the scene said.

And now, an on-the-spot report from special correspondent Doe Boy (F-bomb warning):

Two people needed medical treatment after being exposed to the pepper spray, but otherwise there were no injuries.

Reports are coming in about similar brawls at many other malls across the country this week.

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