One person was cited for disorderly conduct and another person charged with assault Sunday night after a melee involving 20 people at the Arundel Mills food court, Anne Arundel County police said.
Officers were called to the mall, located at 7000 Arundel Mills Blvd in Hanover, about 7 p.m. after getting a call from security officers who had broken up a fight in the food court. Security officers had Rashdee Eric Mumuni, 20, of Baltimore and Nykeisha Jamiel Jones, 23, of Glen Burnie in custody.
After talking with Security Director David Kellogg and employees, police said a fight began after Jones complained about her order at the Burger King in the food court. Mumuni allegedly picked up a chair and threatened an employee after becoming upset.
The fight was videotaped by someone at the mall and posted to Youtube. The video shows the fight rolling through some tables into an aisle, before progressing to the far side of the food court.
The fight escalated and expanded to include several people. Kellog told police that he tried to stop Jones, who was allegedly chasing someone and swinging wildly.
He also told the officers that after Jones swung her fist at him and kicked him, he pushed her to the floor to handcuff her. He released her when he found himself surrounded by her friends whom he described to police as hostile.
Police said Jones spit on another security officer who eventually took her into custody and escorted her to the security office to wait for police.
Police issued a criminal citation for disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, to Mumuni and released him outside the mall. Jones was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault.
Neither Mumuni nor Jones could be reached for comment, and Jones did not have an attorney listed as representing her in court records.
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A spokesman for Arundel Mills could not be reached for comment.