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‘Disturbances’ bring police to Milford, Manchester malls

December 27, 2018

MILFORD — After several “disturbances and altercations,” the mall in Milford closed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

But it wasn’t the only mall in the state to have this problem. Police had to respond to Buckland Hills Mall for similar problems.

On the Connecticut Post Mall’s website, it said the Milford mall was closing at 7:30 p.m., “due to safety and security reasons. Please note cinema, department store, fitness center and restaurant hours may vary.”

Hours listed online for the mall indicate it was expected to be open until 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said officers helped mall personnel execute in an orderly fashion. Traffic on Boston Post Road and East Town Roads are, “understandably backed up due to traffic congestion exiting the mall.”

Hours earlier, police units in another county responded to a mall for similar incidents.

Manchester police units responded to the Buckland Hills Mall for reports of multiple disturbances and fights between youths, police said.

Around 6:30 p.m., police said the area was under control but urged the public to avoid the area as the crowds were dispersed from the mall.

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