CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — Cheektowaga police have arrested two people after fights broke out at the Walden Galleria on Wednesday evening.
The department says they were called to the mall around 6:31 p.m. for reports of fights and disorderly youth. Cheektowaga police officers assigned to the mall responded to the initial call.
Around 7:20 p.m., police received information about shots fired. Officers say that report turned out to be false and that the sound came from a metal sign that was knocked over by teens running through the concourse.
According to the department's twitter account, they were responding to three fights at the Galleria.
Police say in a press release that upon seeing the large fights, many stores began closing their security gates and enacted a 'lockdown' to prevent issues from happening in their stores. Several stores later reopened at 8:30 p.m.
Viewer Video: Inside Walden Galleria after fights broke out
Police arrested two people following the fights. One person was arrested for disorderly conducted and the second was arrested for menacing. The department says no injuries were reported to them.
NFTA Transit Police tweeted that they were escorting NFTA Metro buses from the Mall back into the city.
Officers from Customs and Border Protections, New York State police, NFTA police, Buffalo police, Amherst police, Depew police, and West Seneca police assisted Cheektowaga police with the incident.
Pryamid Management Group, owner of Walden Galleria, released a statement Thursday afternoon regarding the incident that happened at the mall: