The food court in the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge was the scene of a mass teen fight and stampede on Saturday night shortly before 6 p.m., with more than 200 teens involved.
WTAE reports East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office attributes the large influx of teens descending on the site to social media.
"I think there was some sort of post on social media about a flash mob planned for tonight which drew such a large group of juveniles," Casey Rayborn Hicks, the public information director for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, said.
Mall security alerted law enforcement and the two entities shut down the mall early, holding some youth until their parents arrived and threatening to charge others according to the Irish Examiner.
No injuries were reported, and there has been no release of any names of youth expected to be charged in the incident.
Reports of a gun at the scene were made, with one youth stating, "Never been that scared in my life. People were running everywhere. It was like a movie, but you were in it."