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AKRON, Ohio – Visitors to Akron’s downtown entertainment district were frightened after hundreds of teenagers started running through the streets Friday night and several fights broke out near the intersection of South Main and East Exchange Streets.

“I saw about 250 to 300 kids pile out, At first, honestly I was worried. I thought maybe there was a gunshot or something,” said Trevor McGuire, a server at Bricco restaurant. “There was just kids everywhere… There was some kids on the ground fighting each other.”

Lt. Rick Edwards said the trouble started at Clouds Hookah Lounge which was hosting a teen party.

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