BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Several fights occurred inside the Mall of America on Monday night, the day after Christmas, according to Bloomington Police.
Police said the fights started in the north food court and as many as 200 were involved in fights.
Mall of America officials released a statement saying around 4:20 p.m., 50 juveniles caused a large disturbance in the food court.
Mall of America security and Bloomington Police responded to the call.
After the original report of a fight, a few other altercations occurred throughout the Mall, according to Mall of America officials.
Witnesses said the fights started after there were reports that rappers Lil’ Wayne and Drake were visiting the Mall.
As of 7 p.m., the Mall is still open; however, some stores within the Mall have closed.
WCCO has a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest on WCCO 4 News at 10.