MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) – Manchester Police said they made four arrests following a brawl that involved up to 300 people at Buckland Hills Mall on Wednesday.

Around 6 p.m. officers responded to a report of a large fight and disturbances inside of the mall involving mostly juveniles.

Lieutenant Ryan Shea said the initial fight started in front of Forever 21 and spread to other parts of the mall.

Police said they discovered a .22 cal Taurus 228 pistol tucked into the waistband of a 17-year-old male who refused to leave.

The teenager was arrested and charged with breach of peace, interfering with officers, inciting a riot, criminal trespass, and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Dynastee McCoy, 19, of Wethersfield was arrested and charged with breach of peace, interfering with officers, and inciting a riot.

Police said McCoy was involved in the initial fight.

Additionally, Inaeja Williams, 18, of Hartford, and Naejza Bates, 18, from New Britain, were arrested and charged with breach of peace, interfering with officers, and inciting a riot.

Manchester Police are trying to determine if the incident was pre-planned. 

A similar incident happened in 2016 at the mall. Police believe that incident was planned on social media. 

It is unknown at this time if the fights are related to those that caused the CT Post Mall in Milford to close early this evening

South Windsor police said they assisted in the investigation and responded to nearby Walmart for disturbances. They also were called to Target where a group was seen heading.

Both stores were secured by police and officers continued to patrol the area.

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(4) comments

goodlookin

apparently certain comments don't post if they don't conform to channel 3 liberal agenda! we know who were involved in the rumble, and it's happening all over the country and threatening profits and safety of shoppers. but just don't say who the problem is...channel 3 won't allow truth to be told.

Well Educated Liberal

Over 300 people involved and all the racist cops arrest are 4 African Americans. Sickening what drumpftler has turned this country into. President Obama made such great strides in equality and social justice. All of his hard work has been undone by the mango madman's illegal executive orders.
#Pelosi/Warren2020 #ImStillWithHer #Resist! #notmypresident

goodlookin

u do realize the videos show almost all black people in the rumble right? i think u do, and i think ur purposely ignoring it for ur agenda driven reasons. malls across america r having the same problem and r threatening to shut down because people don't feel safe.

Jawaka

[unsure] Should the police have arrested a few white people as well just to be equal?

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