DANBURY, Conn. – A fight at the Danbury Fair Mall on Friday night sparked unrest among Black Friday shoppers, officials said.
The mall, located off Interstate 84 near the New York border, has been a popular shopping destination for many Westchester residents since its opening in 1986.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted at 7:32 p.m. that a fight was under control at the mall. The Danbury Police Department and the Connecticut State Police were on the scene, according to Boughton’s tweet. He said there was no evidence of a gun, although others Tweeted about that possibility.
Several stores also locked their doors in wake of the disturbance, shoppers said. Traffic at the mall, already congested with holiday shoppers, became even more gridlocked because of the police activity, shoppers reported.
Facebook posts by families in the area said people had to run out of the mall because of a shooting. A Facebook post said mall security reported no shots were fired.
There were no injuries reported.