26 people arrested after Eastpoint Mall carnival is shut down, Baltimore County police say

baltimoresun.com | 4/22/2019 | Staff
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Police arrested 26 young people during a disturbance at Eastpoint Mall on Sunday night after a carnival at the Baltimore County shopping complex was shut down.

Sometime before 6 p.m., Jolly Shows Spring Carnival and mall officials made the call to close the carnival for the evening, Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson said at a news conference at the scene Sunday.

Mall - Ownership - Request - Comment - Monday

Mall ownership did not immediately return a request for comment Monday. A message left with Jolly Shows was not immediately returned Monday.

Carnival officials were “overwhelmed by the number of people that were trying to get in,” Vinson said. After the carnival was shut down, a crowd of about 1,000 people made its way through the mall parking lot and into neighborhoods, he added.

Police - Calls - Disturbance - Pm - Vinson

Police received several calls about the disturbance around 6 p.m., Vinson said, and about 50 officers from Baltimore County and state police responded.

Some fights broke out, Vinson said, and the 26 people who were arrested were charged as juveniles with disorderly conduct. Vinson said there were no injuries.

Pm - Groups - Teenagers - Services - Buses

By 9 p.m., groups of teenagers could be seen getting ride-sharing services and boarding buses to leave the area. Vinson said the Maryland...
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