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Big brawl leads to lockdown of San Francisco mall

SAN FRANCISCO – A brawl forced the temporary lockdown of San Francisco's downtown Westfield Mall Sunday evening and ended with several people being detained, reports CBS San Francisco.

A San Francisco police spokesperson said calls came in around 6:43 p.m. reporting a large fight at the mall.

Videos posted on social media showed a chaotic scene with arriving officers struggling to subdue several people.

Police said some in the mall resisted or fled while officers were detaining people.

It was clear from various videos that a number of officers were assaulted, police said, adding that several of the officers were injured. It wasn't immediately clear how severe the injuries were.

Locked doors are seen at San Francisco's Westfield Mall during brawl on evening of Junje 25, 2017 Nicole A. West

The mall was locked down for a short time as a precaution, then closed for the night early while police tried to control the violence.

Police said they don't think a hate crime was involved and they didn't see any links to Sunday's gay pride events.

Among the videos that captured the brawl:

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