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Calls to stop buses to White Marsh Mall after 11 p.m.

Council members concerned after fight
Posted at 7:55 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 11:01:10-04

Changes could be coming to the White Marsh Mall after a brawl broke out and nine people were arrested.

Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Councilman David Marks met with police and mall security to look at solutions following Saturday's fight that took dozens of officers to break up and led to the arrest of seven minors and two 19-year-olds.

They're now calling for a new curfew and changes to bus services going to the mall after hours.

The curfew would demand that minors wouldn't be allowed to shop without an adult present on Saturday and Sunday nights, and bus services would stop around the mall at 11 p.m. instead of 1:30 a.m.

Councilman Marks took to Twitter saying he acknowledges there are many employees who use MTA service to get to the White Marsh Mall. He says we should respect that, but still restructure service so there are not large crowds hanging around hours after the mall closes.

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler released the following statement in response to this effort:

"I will inform the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) that I do not support any effort to limit bus service from Baltimore City to the County. While I understand the frustration that was caused by a recent disruption at White Marsh Mall, stigmatizing and creating hardship for City residents is not an acceptable response. It is 2018. Not 1950. We are neighbors with Baltimore City and stand with them. We cannot and should not put a moat around our City partners. We must continue to work together on complex issues for the good of the Baltimore region."

There is no word on when these rules would go into effect if they are implemented.