Large disturbance at the Eastfield Mall in Springfield

Hampden County

22News received several calls and emails about a large disturbance at the Eastfield Mall in Springfield.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News, police had to break up a large group of teens who were holding a dance party. The party had twice as many people inside than allowed.

Nicole Sweeney, co-property manager of the Eastfield Mall, told 22news that the teen event was held inside the Youthful Expression Dance Studio who is a tenant of the mall.

Police said the group didn’t have the proper permit to hold the party and the fire department made the decision to shut them down.

The large police presence was mainly for crowd control. It’s not clear if anyone was arrested.

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