CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — At least 700 juveniles created a disturbance at a New Jersey mall, frightening shoppers the day after Christmas.
Witnesses say the youth kicked doors and went the wrong way on escalators. They say a few fights broke out within the crowd.
Police have charged five juveniles with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other offenses.
No injuries were reported.
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Authorities say the youth gathered inside Cherry Hill Mall on Tuesday night. Cherry Hill police arrived around 7:30 p.m. and dispersed the disorderly crowd.
Four of the charged minors are from nearby Camden; one is from Cherry Hill.
The mall in southern New Jersey is a short drive from Philadelphia.