Video: Chaos erupts after brawl at San Francisco mall

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)– Shoppers at Westfield Mall in San Francisco ran for safety after a brawl broke out Sunday evening.

Officers responded to the fight around 6:43 p.m. at the mall located at 865 Market Street.

The first officers to arrive called for backup, Officer Robert Rueca said.

A number of fights occurred as bystanders watched. Rueca said officers tried to detain several people and some resisted.

Police had objects thrown at them and were attacked by the crowd.

A police officer was injured while trying to break up the melee. The officer’s condition is unknown at this time.

The fight didn’t spread onto the streets, but officers were forced to close the mall early.

The cause of the brawl is under investigation.

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