One man was injured in a fight that took place in the food court of the Roosevelt Field mall Saturday night in Garden City, Nassau police said Sunday.
A 38-second video posted to YouTube Saturday shows dozens of people rushing out of the food court seating area as several men began punching and hitting each other with tables and chairs. As more men joined in the brawl, mall security moved to break up the fight, which occurred about 8:45 p.m., Nassau County police said.
No arrests were made.
Sal Sirchia, who said he was at the mall with his girlfriend, said “Someone next to us started screaming that there was a shooter in the mall, and all of a sudden we just saw people darting out of there. It was like something out of a movie,” Sirchia, 23, said. “It turned out people panicking just caused more and more people to panic.”
Meredith Gallie, 35, East Northport, was about to leave the mall with her husband and four children when she said she saw a “stampede of people screaming and trying to get out.”
Calls to Roosevelt Field were not immediately returned on Sunday.