New Jersey police are investigating a large “disturbance” at the Deptford Mall on Saturday night, according to reports.
NBC reported that the disturbance led to several parking lot fights, which spread on social media. Hundreds of people apparently created the disruption in the food court area.
According to NJ.com, around 500 people were involved. Crowds of shoppers were forced to exit the mall as law enforcement agencies from several police departments in Gloucester and Camden counties responded.
Officials said it wasn’t a “fight,” but a “large disturbance.” However, people on Twitter said it was a fight.
Wish I was there to see the fight at the Deptford Mall
— Seth Caswell (@casz33) December 28, 2015
2000 people flash mob at the deptford mall, sweet
— Steve (@SteveByers7) December 27, 2015
If I see another post about the Deptford mall being “lit” lastnight, I’m blocking you.
— Kayla (@kaylanievesss) December 27, 2015
According to NJ1015.com:
Police only had limited information but said that there was no evidence of any gunshots and that no weapons had been recovered.
Police said the matter remains under investigation and additional charges “may be pending,” said Lt. Kevin Pancoast, of the Deptford Police Department told NJ Advance Media.
The police department was contacted for additional information on Sunday, but there was no public information officer available for comment.
One juvenile was arrested in the incident.
After officers dispersed the crowd, they remained on the scene for several hours, NBC reported.
No one was seriously hurt in the incident, police added.
A video captured part of what happened (WARNING: Contains strong language):
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) December 28, 2015