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Fight among teenagers closes Baton Rouge mall

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(Courtesy: WBRZ) (Courtesy: WBRZ)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A fight or series of fights led to the early closure of the Mall of Louisiana Saturday night. 

No injuries were reported. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office tells The Advocate that they plan to charge a number of people in the incident. 

Witnesses say the trouble started after Instragram users posted a "meet and greet" invitation to meet their followers in person. Eventually, a fight between 100 or more teenager broke out, leading to a stampede. 

Police corralled unaccompanied youths in an area near restaurants until their parents arrived to pick them up. For a time, police reversed the flow of traffic on Bluebonnet Boulevard. 

A similar incident at the Mall of Louisiana in January 2012 led to two teenagers being wounded by bullets.

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