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Security tightens at MOA after brawls

A day after a very public skirmish spread across the mall and scared shoppers, security was much more visible at the Bloomington shopping complex.

A day after a moving melee spread through the Mall of America and sent shoppers scurrying into stores for cover, security was much more noticeable at the nation's largest indoor shopping complex.

Kare11 reports that the mall is reviewing its security policies.

Bloomington police called in every available officer after the brawl broke out Monday afternoon. The fight reportedly started in the north food court, then quickly spread. At least ten people were arrested.

Police say they've never seen anything like it. Despite the fracas, MOA officials say the mall was not locked down, no weapons were involved and nobody was seriously injured.

News sources are reporting anywhere from 50 to more than 200 people were involved in the violence.

The Star Tribune reported some bystanders said it looked like a smash-and-grab flash mob, with some juveniles reportedly pushing down bystanders and grabbing items from kiosks.

A spectator caught some of the chaos on video:

Another onlooker tapes a brawl outside a store (note: coarse language)

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