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Published: Sunday, 12/10/2006

Pair arrested after brawl at local mall

Two people were arrested last night after a fight in the food court at Westfield Franklin Park that sent one person to the hospital.

Dereck Minley, 18, was taken to Toledo Hospital for treatment of a gash on his forehead he suffered when a table was thrown at him, authorities said. A hospital spokesman said he was in the emergency room last night and she could not give a condition.

Keith Hackett, 15, was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

Both were charged with felonious assault; aggravated riot charges are pending, police said.

Police were called to a large fight in the food court in the mall, 5001 Monroe St., just after 8 p.m.

Multiple tables and chairs were thrown during the altercation in the crowded food court, but an off-duty police officer and mall security were able to get the fight mostly under control, police said.

An area of the food court near the Chick-Fil-A restaurant was blocked off for part of the evening following the fight.

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