Fight prompts police presence at the Galleria Mall

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RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – A fight at the Galleria Mall Monday evening led to a huge police response, and stores closing early.

Authorities had been on alert after social media postings suggesting some of the unrest in Ferguson would be making its way to the Galleria on Tuesday.

Police however say the fight on the second level of the mall was unrelated to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

‘I saw one of them, one guy they were handcuffing and then all the cops started coming in and telling everyone to clear out so most of the stores all started closing down then,’ said shopper Pam Medlock.

‘It was a little hairy,’ she said.

As a precaution, several stores down the street from the Galleria on the Brentwood side of I-64 also closed early.

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