Six juveniles were arrested and the CambridgeSide Galleria mall was evacuated after a disturbance caused a meet-and-greet for Desiigner and Celtics player Jaylen Brown to shut down.
The Cambridge Chronicle reports the event drew over 1,000 people at a local mall in Cambridge, Massachusetts. But it started to get chaotic at around 5:50 p.m., police say, when a large group of people pushed forward and knocked down barriers and other people in line. Officers on the scene tried to break up the crowd, but fans retaliated by throwing glass, bricks, and other objects at them.
In a statement to the Cambridge Chronicle, Jeremy Warnick, communications director for the Cambridge Police Department, said that pepper spray was used "to manage and disperse the crowd inside the mall after the crowds grew more aggressive." No officers were injured on the scene, but people were treated for pepper spray-related injuries.
Tonight, police shut down a Desiigner meet & greet at CambridgeSide Galleria including police pepper spraying high schoolers. Unclear why... pic.twitter.com/HpSjjyRMvI— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) November 7, 2016
@LifeOfDesiigner I was in the front of the line until they started to pepper spraying people— david jarosz (@DavidJarosz3) November 8, 2016
An ambulance outside is tending to people who got pepper sprayed while a dozen police cars, college, local, & state, are on the scene. pic.twitter.com/JqJcTA3aR2— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) November 7, 2016
The juveniles arrested were four males and two females. They were arrested for disorderly conduct, trespassing, and disturbing the peace. Police then ordered CambridgeSide Galleria to close down every store and everyone had to evacuate the building.
Police has ordered every store inside CambridgeSide Galleria to close their doors until the mall is emptied out. pic.twitter.com/c7FIlrpoG9— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) November 7, 2016
Tonight, CambridgeSide Galleria's closed after unruly crowds at a Desiigner & Jaylen Brown meet/greet led to police shutting down the mall. pic.twitter.com/SCMfrDKM8R— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) November 7, 2016
This is how fans reacted on social media.
So Desiigner was showing up to the mall I'm helping out at and a mini riot broke out and had to shut the whole place down— JT Pene (@JTpene) November 8, 2016
Desiigner and Jaylen Brown were supposed to make an appearance at Champs Sports. It is unclear if Desiigner had arrived yet, but Jaylen Brown tweeted an apology to his fans.