GARDEN CITY N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A large fight broke out in the food court of the Roosevelt Field Mall around 6:30 Monday evening, causing a “large stampede” according to the mall.

The Nassau County Police Department tells CBS2 that people at the mall originally said there was a shooting but those reports have since been discredited.

The altercation led to more than 70 calls to 911 and resulted in minor injuries to at least seven people.

The incident in Garden City was cleared within five minutes, according to the mall, and comes less than two hours after a similar occurrence prompted evacuations at the Jersey Gardens Mall in Elizabeth, NJ.

The mall remained open as police brought the incident under control.

Comments (2)
  1. Helen Smith says:

    I think if you cause a stampede, you should be arrested for inciting a riot. Stiffen the penalties so these low lifes will behave.

  2. Say what you want, think what you wish. Truth is the lowest denominators, the garbage, the bottom of the barrel are everywhere run amok in society. The lid is off the kettle. It’s no wonder some people–not necessarily rich or obnoxious, just regular folks trying to get by–desperately want to separate from the great unwashed. We are strangers in our own land. Who are these people fighting at malls? It’s certainly not members of the Mensa Society. It’s not unfair to ask, What kind of people do this?
    (Like many of you, I’m at this mall all the time and have never witnessed an incident of any kind. I guess we’re just not there at the wrong time.)

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