Posted on May 1, 2012

More Than a Dozen Arrests at Northland Mall Carnival Brawl

Maurielle Lue, My Fox Detroit, April 30, 2012

An annual carnival at Northland Mall in Southfield attracted hundreds of teens Saturday, but it quickly got out of control. More than a dozen people were arrested and police say the ugly incident may be gang related.

A carnival brawl in the middle of the day, a swarm of flashing lights from the parking lot of Northland Mall down 8 Mile and beyond. For hours, no matter where you looked, you’d likely see a group of kids getting arrested.

{snip} Police say it was a planned fight involving at least seven gangs.

The carnival shut down early and Northland Mall was closed. Police say there were clusters of fights, one with as many as 70 people. {snip}

{snip} There seems to be a fight at the carnival every year but police tell Fox 2 this year’s problem was the biggest. Now officers hope the carnival packs up and leaves town for good.