KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Police were out in force on the Country Club Plaza Saturday night in response to an altercation involving a large group of teens.
According to reports from the scene, officers used massive pepper spray canisters to break up a large fight among teens.
Witnesses told 41 Action News reporter Garrett Haake that the incident started after a movie ended at the Cinemark Palace on the Plaza and teens headed toward the J.C. Nichols fountain to avoid the Plaza curfew when the fight began. Haake noted the crowd at the scene is still on edge.
Police and teens tell me after a movie got out, a large group came here to avoid the curfew and a fight broke out. Police arrived & sprayed— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) September 15, 2013
The Kansas City Police Department responded to the scene with SWAT and horseback patrol officers. Officers fired pepper spray from large, fire extinguisher-like containers to disperse the crowds.
Police sources told 41 Action News that officers were encouraging the teens to go home to avoid any curfew violation citations.