Police: 1,000 to 2,000 ‘unruly youths’ shut down mall early

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Louisville mall has been closed for the night after several disturbances Saturday evening.

According to the St. Matthews Police Department the incidents at Mall St. Matthews may have involved as many as 1,000 to 2,000 teens.

Wave3News reports there has been no confirmation of shots fired inside the mall and no injuries or arrests have been reported.

Police first responded to the mall around 7 p.m. in response to numerous unruly youths. According to the SMPD there were several fights inside the mall and they may have spread outside. When the disturbances began some store owners attempted to close, but some patrons refused to leave. Finally, management decided to close the entire mall early.

Several law enforcement agencies converged on the mall along with K-9s and a helicopter.

Things began to settle down around 9:30 p.m.

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