10 Arrested After Crowds of Teens Create Chaos at Inner Harbor

CBS Baltimore, March 19, 2012

Violence at Baltimore’s most popular tourist attraction. Teens are arrested and tasered as police try to control an out-of-control crowd at the Inner Harbor.

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Calm in and around the Inner Harbor was shattered Saturday night when hundreds of teenagers converged downtown in a large area from the Block to 1st Mariner Arena. Police say, like others, this recent incident turned violent and investigators believe it was all organized online using Facebook.

“Really from different neighborhoods across the city—east, west,” said Anthony Guglielmi, Baltimore City Police. “And really fought over trivial, silly things.”

Ameen Tyler, who works at a nearby restaurant, watched it unfold.

“It was a lot of commotion, a lot of people running around, frantic and scared,” Tyler said.

Police confirm to WJZ they used a taser to break up one fight and a teen was taken to the hospital in another altercation.

“She was stabbed in the arm as a result of a petty dispute,” Guglielmi said.

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[Editor’s Note: A video of this report is available here.]

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