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Police respond to 'unruly teens' at Underground Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA) – Labor Day brought out hundreds of teenagers to Underground Atlanta and surrounding areas, but it also led to fight after fight in the area – which in turn, brought police cars and sirens throughout the evening hours.

“It’s been going on all day – it’s just been non-stop,” said one bystander. “It’s just fighting.”

On a day off from school, and on a day when MARTA offered free rides, crowds of teens catalyzed a night a chaos.

“I was walking by earlier, and I just saw a dude sucker-punch somebody, and next thing you know, a Grady ambulance came,” the bystander said.

Atlanta Police spokesperson Ralph Woolfolk said that a large group of teens were reported to be “acting disorderly.” By 9:30, according to Woolfolk, the group had dispersed.

He said that a 15-year-old girl had received a laceration to the head, but was going to be okay. MARTA Police said that two people had been arrested for fighting at the MARTA Five Points Station, and that the disturbances did not impact rail service. No other injuries were reported.