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Mall brawl injures police officer, 7 teens arrested

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Hamilton Mall is seen in this Google Street View image. Hamilton Mall is seen in this Google Street View image.
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Police say one police officer has been injured and seven teenagers arrested after a fight broke out in the Hamilton Mall food court in Mays Landing.

According to Hamilton Township police, the fight started Saturday night as security officers were escorting individuals who were gathering in the food court out of the mall.

NJ.com says the fight quickly escalated, with chairs and other debris getting thrown around the court.

RELATED: Large brawl prompts mall to close early

Five teenage boys and two 18-year-olds were charged with disorderly conduct.

One Hamilton Township police supervisor was assaulted during the altercation and quickly treated for his injury.

Authorities say anyone identified as having been involved could face additional charges.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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