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Ex Officio Mayor Young responds to county councilman blaming city residents for carnival closure

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Posted at 11:35 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 08:29:21-04

BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) — A huge fight and commotion at a carnival in Baltimore County has city and county leaders trading blame.

Baltimore County Councilman Todd Crandell posted on Facebook that city residents are responsible for the massive uproar Sunday night at the Eastpoint Mall Carnival in Dundalk.

26 teenagers ended up being arrested for disorderly conduct.

Police don't release information on juvenile arrests-- meaning there is no way of knowing where they live.

Baltimore City Ex Officio Mayor Jack Young said that Councilman Crandell can do whatever he wants, but that he isn't going into that negativity.

“All I’m saying is that we all have to work together because we are the state of Maryland,” Young said. “I look at regionalism and I’m serious about that. We can’t always cast blame on people. The same thing happens when the kids come into the city from the county to attend the festival at Pimlico; we don’t complain about all the stuff that happens because their kids.”

Young said he and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. have a positive relationship and that they are on the same page.

WMAR-2 News reached out to Councilman Crandell's office for comment but haven't heard back.