AURORA, Colorado. – The Latest on disruption and the evacuation of a suburban Denver mall (all times are local):
The authorities say that the police evacuated a suburban Denver mall following an arrest led to hundreds of young people converging on the site.
Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler says no one was seriously injured Sunday, but five boy was arrested during the disturbance in the Centre of the City in Aurora.
The trouble started during an arrest, with a wild crowd around the scene.
Amsler says the suspect was in custody, the crowd advanced on the officer and fights broke out.
In the meantime, he says, that the crowd mushroomed in size from approximately 500 people, especially young people.
Authorities shut down the mall as dozens of police converged on the scene to restore order.
The charges against the five included disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The police in a suburb of Denver were evacuated from a shopping centre by several skirmishes.
Aurora police posted on Twitter that no injuries have been reported in the Centre of the City in the Aurora on Monday. The police had earlier characterized the incident as a “large disturbance.”
A man who answered the mall security line told The Associated Press that the mall is on lockdown until further notice. He refused to name.
The authorities ask the public to avoid the area unless picking up a relative.
Officers were busy with the clean up of parking spaces.