Police: Teens Organized On Social Networking Sites
PHILADELPHIA – More than a dozen people, including some kids, are under arrest facing riot charges after an incident at the Gallery in Center City.
Police said more than 100 kids converged shortly before 5 p.m. near 10th and Market streets inside the Gallery at Market East after apparently organizing online.
Some ran through Macy’s, causing hundreds of dollars in damages.
As police arrived, the teens scattered in various directions and went on a rampage knocking people down, throwing snowballs at people outside the Gallery, and Fox 29 News was told they even stopped traffic.
When the groups ran down the concourse, officers responded to 15th Street and JFK Boulevard and arrested 15 males and one female.
Police said they expect to make more arrests.
Members of the 9th, 6th and 22nd police districts all responded to the scene along with SEPTA police.