COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Two teenage boys have been arrested following a Saturday evening fight at Easton Town Center that involved multiple juveniles.
According to Columbus police, officers went to the mall just before 8:45 p.m. after calls reporting a large fight on the first floor. Security at Easton alongside special duty police officers observed between “40-50 juveniles” around a fight, including two 17-year-old boys who police say were fighting the most aggressively.
Both teens were placed under arrest for aggravated riot with an additional charge of concealed carry violation. CPD say that both boys were carrying fully loaded handguns that they concealed and are currently in the Juvenile Detention Center.
In a Sunday morning statement sent to NBC4, Easton Town Center Management said that eight people were involved in the fight with additional people looking on. They also added its security team and CPD contained the fight quickly.
“The safety of our customers and those who work at Easton Town Center is our utmost priority. We have a zero tolerance policy for actions that compromise safety. We value our collaboration with the Columbus Police as they are an important component of the safety systems we have in place here.”Easton Town Center Management Statement
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact CPD at 614-645-3689 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.