A series of incidents led to the closure of the Mall St. Matthews Saturday evening, according to police.

Police say the incidents were first being reported around 7 p.m. when police say around 1,000 to 2,000 unruly teenagers began disrupting the mall.

Police originally called the incidents disturbances but later called it a “riot “after police became overwhelmed.

Police believe much of the incidents stemmed from social media and had to call 50 officers from 4 different agencies to get the area under control.

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