Police responding to a massive disturbance at the South Bay shopping center Sunday were assaulted by juveniles at the scene, and ultimately arrested eight teens amid the mayhem.
Police responded to the unruly group at about 4:52 p.m. near the movie theaters at South Bay, calling in officers from districts across the city and state police in an effort to disperse the crowd.
Officers originally responded to the area for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, and in response to police efforts to get the crowd to disperse, members of the crowd became “confrontational” and multiple teens assaulted police, according to BPD.
In total, eight juveniles were arrested. They include a 12-year-old-girl for assault, a 12-year-old boy for assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct; a 14-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy for assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct; another 14-year-old boy for assault on a police officer, disturbing the police and resisting arrest, another 14-year old boy for disorderly conduct; a 17-year-old female for assault and battery and a 17-year-old male for assault on a police officer, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.
The arrested teens are expected to be arraigned Monday at Boston Juvenile Court.