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Pepper spray used to disperse crowd after the fight at Ohio mall

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Police in Ohio say officers have used pepper spray to disperse a large crowd after a fight in a shopping mall.

Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2ilwL9o ) reports the fight broke out Monday night at Beachwood Place mall, in which a lockdown.

Officers initially responded to the scene for a report of shots fired. The police confirmed that there was no gunfire.

Fire officials say a man and a police officer were exposed to the pepper spray and receive medical treatment. No one else was injured.

Police say young was taken into custody for battering a police officer.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the fight.

Similar incidents were reported Monday evening in other malls throughout the country.

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Information: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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