As many as 300 people were involved in the Saturday night fracas in the Triangle Town Center's food court that closed the mall 20 minutes early and forced police to evacuate shoppers, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer reported.
Police said in a statement that some of those involved were known to be associated with gangs and that the brawl was gang-related. They hadn't given any specifics about the associations or the gangs.
Injured in the melee was a Raleigh police officer who received a laceration on his knee and had to be taken to Duke Raleigh Hospital. A 15-year-old male was stabbed in the buttocks in an altercation outside of the mall, the newspaper reported.
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