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Brawls erupt among last minute Christmas shoppers across the U.S.

December 25, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Brawls erupt among last minute Christmas shoppers across the U.S.

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Here’s an excellent example why shopping online is a good idea. Video showing all-out brawls among last-minute holiday shoppers have been recorded in malls in Georgia, New Jersey, and Alabama ahead of Christmas.

On Friday night, a rumble erupted at Jersey City’s Newport Center Mall when two individuals began punching each other in the middle of a huge crowd of people, NJ.com reported.

As bystanders gathered to watch as several people hit each other, another fight broke out to the side.

Several security guards attempted to intervene and got hit in the process.

Video footage recorded by an onlooker captured the altercation, which happened right next to a line of children who were waiting to meet Santa Claus.

It is not apparent how many people were involved in the dispute.

Security officers are seen in the video trying to contain at least one individual as children cried out for their parents.

A woman named Larissa told the New Jersey Journal she was shopping with her mom when the fight broke out.

“I just saw a bunch of flying fists, and I saw the security guards getting punched and anyone that was in the way getting punched,” she stated.

Authorities reported that a number of minors prompted the brawl, but no one was injured or apprehended.

On Saturday, other conflicts erupted in Alabama and Georgia as people completed last minute shopping.

In the Alabama altercation, two women started to fight, but it was broken up by multiple officers.

Moments later, another fight began between two other women.

At least one female in the first fight was led out of the mall in handcuffs, The Daily Mail reported.

Another fight in Georgia started in the woman’s clothing store, Topshop, between two females, who knocked down several items of merchandise before it was broken up by security.

One woman is seen punching another, who was on the ground. The same woman was then seen pulling the other’s hair as friends try to get her off.

A man was also taken to the hospital on Christmas Eve after he was stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two teens in Lynnwood.

The man’s condition is not clear, but authorities indicated that no one else was stabbed in the incident.

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