2010-07-01 / Local & State

Teen Mob Briefly Shuts Down Philly Subway Stations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Officials say a mob of several hundred young people forced the brief shutdown of two Philadelphia subway stations.

It started at Love Park in downtown Philadelphia shortly after 7 p.m. Friday.

Police say they began dispersing the crowd, made up mostly of teenagers, and that a helicopter was also brought in to monitor the situation.

Many of the teens then started moving up Broad Street, where they inundated the Spring Garden subway station.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it closed the Spring Garden and Fairmount subway stations for about 20 minutes.

SEPTA spokeswoman Sylvana Hoyos says no one was hurt and that no damage was reported.

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