Md. Mall Closed As Unruly Crowd Awaits New Nikes

Published February 5, 2012 7:18PM (EST)

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Hagerstown, Md., mall was closed temporarily after a crowd became unruly while waiting for a shoe store to open and begin selling Nike's new Foamposite sneaker.

The Washington County Sheriff's office says officers went to the Valley Mall after a disturbance was reported among about 100 people waiting for the store to open Saturday morning. The sheriff's office says some shoppers told officers they had been waiting in line overnight and others began cutting in line.

Sheriff Douglas Mullendore told The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown the release of the new shoe drew shoppers from as far away as Washington, over 70 miles away. Mullendore said after the mall was locked down, patrons were escorted into the shoe store a few at a time. ( )

No one was arrested.

By Salon Staff

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