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19 arrested at mall, 'not related' to boy band concert

Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action. A 16-year-old was charged with battery of a mall security guard who was trying to evacuate the mall.

By Associated Press / February 25, 2013

Mindless Behavior, who performed at the mall 45 minutes prior to a disturbance that resulted in 19 arrests, are seen in 2012. Ford City Mall senior general manager John Sarama says the incident wasn't related to an appearance by the boy band.

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CHICAGO

Nineteen teenagers have been arrested following a disturbance that shut down a Chicago shopping mall and left two people with minor injuries.

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Chicago Police Officer Laura Kubiak says the teens arrested Saturday were both male and female and ranged in age from 13 to 18.

Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action. A 16-year-old was charged with battery of a mall security guard who was trying to evacuate the mall.

Ford City Mall senior general manager John Sarama says the incident wasn't related to an appearance by the boy band Mindless Behavior, which ended about 45 minutes earlier.

Police say a large group of teens started causing chaos inside the mall. The disturbance continued in the parking lot, where some teens climbed on top of cars.

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