More than 100 law enforcement officers in riot gear broke up an out-of-control crowd waiting to buy a new basketball shoe timed to be released during the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando and now the release has been canceled.
Authorities said there were no injuries or arrests late Thursday outside the Florida Mall. The crowd began getting unruly around 9:45 p.m. as hundreds of people packed the parking lot as they waited to purchase the $220, limited-edition Nike Foamposite One.
Orlando media reported the crowd was asked to wait across the street when the mall closed at 9 p.m. But one person ran toward Foot Locker and the crowd followed.
Authorities formed a line and used shields to push back the crowd. Deputies on loudspeakers announced there would be no shoe release.
Police said the release had been canceled due to safety concerns.
No one was hurt.
People had been lining up outside stores across the country all week for the shoe's release.
The shoe glows in the dark and the design is inspired by space exploration.
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