Peoria Police Spokesperson Amy Dotson confirmed an off duty officer called in a fight between a group of juveniles around 6pm Saturday at Northwoods Mall.
Dotson says the officer tried to break it up, but another fight broke out at the same time, forcing the mall to be placed lock down.
A JC Penny employee confirmed that the mall closed early around 7pm after the fights.
There were no reports of arrests and no further details have been released about who was involved in the fights or why.
Northwoods Mall will reopen Sunday during regular hours.
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