Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Riverchase Galleria mall 40 minutes early

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Riverchase Galleria mall 40 minutes early

Thanksgiving night fight shuts down Riverchase Galleria mall 40 minutes early

AL.com reports that police and firefighters responded to reports of fighting in the Riverchase Galleria in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, Alabama, around 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

"As previously reported, Hoover Police will have extra officers on site at our retail areas throughout the holiday season to ensure the safety and security of the patrons and stores in our city", Hoover police Lieutenant Keith Czeskleba said in a statement early Friday. The participants were separated and identified by officers. Police were called out to calm the crowd, and paramedics treated one person who was injured. Police say the altercation stemmed from a personal issue. No arrests were made in this incident. Officers responded and no evidence of gunfire was located.

The mall was shut down at 11:20 p.m. despite its original set closing time of midnight, according to the AL.com report.

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Another video showed a Black Friday fight at KMart, where a shopper attacked an employee, throwing the man to the down and reportedly shattering his hip.

The melee prompted mall management to close the mall down about a half hour earlier than planned.

Black Friday 2017 was only a few hours old before the first brawl videos started to hit the internet, with footage showing scraps between determined shoppers vying for all the best deals.

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