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Fight involving 100 to 150 ‘students’ at Hulen Mall causes lockdown but no injuries, police say

A brawl and a report of gunfire prompted a police lockdown of Hulen Mall in southwest Fort Worth on Monday evening, police said.

Officers went to the scene after a caller reported shots being fired, police spokeswoman Tamara Valle said in an email.

Neither a shooter nor a weapon was found, but 100 to 150 “students” were fighting in the mall, she said. A total of 60 officers broke up several fights.

She said the mall was briefly on lockdown. All the juveniles were taken outside the mall and picked up by parents. Valle said there were no injuries nor was there damage to property.

NBC5 reported the situation was under control shortly after 8 p.m.

Parents and others on social media said the fight started outside a restaurant.

Fort Worth wasn’t the only city facing such a post-Christmas occurrence. Numerous skirmishes, fights and altercations were reported across the country on the day after Christmas. Many of them had similar elements: Juvenile participants, food courts, unfounded reports of shots being fired, mandatory evacuations or people fleeing of their own accord; few or no injuries.

This report includes information from The Associated Press.

Robert Cadwallader: 817-390-7186, @Kaddmann_ST

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