Watch: Violence Breaks Out At Several Malls Across America The Day After Christmas

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26:  Shoppers crowd FAO Schwarz the day after its grand re-opening November 26, 2004 in New York City. The Friday after Thanksgiving, called "Black Friday," is one of the busiest shopping days of the year with stores opening early and a large number of shoppers looking for holiday gifts.  (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Watch: Violence Breaks Out At Several Malls Across America The Day After Christmas

Beachwood, OH, Elizabeth, NJ, and others all saw chaos.

Published December 27, 2016

Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness. And while that may’ve happened on Sunday, yesterday (December 26) was quite different.

Everything from fist fights to threatened gunfire happened at at least eight malls across America on Monday. In Cleveland, Beechwood Mall went into lockdown after a reported large group of juveniles cause a disturbance inside at around 6:30 pm. It was originally thought that gunfire rang out, however that was later disputed. Video posted to Twitter did show a stampede of people leaving the scene of whatever was going down. Cleveland Cavalier player JR Smith was at the mall just before the violence broke out.

At the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a shopper yelled “shots fired” after they heard a chair being slammed during a brawl. The mall was evacuated, however it turned out to be a false alarm.

What wasn’t a false alarm though was what went down in Manchester, Connecticut. Police there ran to the scene of a fight that broke out amongst reportedly “hundreds” of teens. The Shoppes at Buckland Hills mall ended up being shut down for the remainder of Monday.

Monroeville, Pennsylvania, Aurora, Colorado, Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tempe, Arizona and Memphis, Tennessee also saw their own share of violence at malls in their respective cities.

Check out local packages and social media posts of some of the different violent breakouts below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)


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