PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say three boys and seven girls who were involved in two separate altercations at a Providence mall have been arrested.
In the first incident, police say a 12-year-old boy was punched in the mouth after an argument turned physical near Victoria’s Secret at Providence Place mall around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The boy told police three other boys knocked him to the ground and kicked and punched him.
Mall security detained three teenagers — ages 14 and 15 — who now face felony assault charges.
Officers saw another fight break out two hours later near a cellphone store involving seven girls between the ages of 11 and 15.
All seven face disorderly conduct charges. One 15-year-old girl was also charged with resisting arrest.