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Hundreds Of Teens Fight At Boston's Carson Beach

BOSTON (CBS) -- About 1,000 teens were at Carson Beach in South Boston Monday evening for what authorities are calling a gang fight.

State police report that at 5:30 p.m. they were called to the beach for about 300 to 400 teens fighting. When they arrived they say there were approximately 1,000 people between 14 and 19 years old, and they were from rival gangs.

WBZ-TV's Ken MacLeod reports.

State police called for help from Boston police, Transit police, and UMass police. The crowd was dispersed and trooped made sure the teens went to the train station and left without anymore fighting.

Authorities say this was the third day in a row that troopers were called to the beach, and they say this was the largest gathering of teens in two decades.

Although in a news release state police said only one person was arrested for disorderly conduct, they told WBZ-TV's Ken MacLeod a "handful of people" were arrested.

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