Woman arrested after pulling knife at charity toy giveaway

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  • An unnamed woman has been arrested in Detroit after she allegedly pulled a knife at a charity Christmas toy giveaway
  • The 39-year-old woman allegedly threatened a 30-year old woman with a knife
  • An estimated several hundred people were waiting in line Saturday night when a massive brawl broke out
  • The suspect had her two children with her at the time of the incident

By Mollie Cahillane For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:34 EST, 26 December 2017 | Updated: 16:34 EST, 26 December 2017

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly threatened another woman with a knife during a brawl at a charity Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit.

The massive fight erupted at about 7pm on Saturday night at the Tower Center Mall on Detroit's west side.

She had her two children with her when she allegedly threatened a 30-year-old woman with the knife.

An estimated several hundred people were waiting in line when the brawl broke out.

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A 39-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly threatened another woman with a knife during a brawl at a charity Christmas toy giveaway in DetroitFootage was shot on a cell phoneFootage was shot on a cell phone

A 39-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly threatened another woman with a knife during a brawl at a charity Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit

An estimated several hundred people were waiting in line when the brawl broke outAn estimated several hundred people were waiting in line when the brawl broke out

An estimated several hundred people were waiting in line when the brawl broke out

The giveaway was part of a program called Toys Making I.M.P.A.C.T.S. People in need could register for free toys for their children. At 4pm on Saturday, close to 6,000 children were signed up.

'People are already under a lot of stress,' said event organizer John Cromer to WXYZ. 'I want to tell you that has nothing to do with Toys Making Impacts.'

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'I've been waiting for about five hours in the cold with my kids,' Nicole Russell said to Click On Detroit.

[contfnewc]The giveaway was part of a program called Toys Making I.M.P.A.C.T.S. People in need could register for free toys for their childrenThe giveaway was part of a program called Toys Making I.M.P.A.C.T.S. People in need could register for free toys for their children

The giveaway was part of a program called Toys Making I.M.P.A.C.T.S. People in need could register for free toys for their children

The event organizer John Cromer said the brawl happened because people were under a lot of stress, and not because of the charity itselfThe event organizer John Cromer said the brawl happened because people were under a lot of stress, and not because of the charity itself

The event organizer John Cromer said the brawl happened because people were under a lot of stress, and not because of the charity itself

The organizers have admitted the crowd control and organization could have been handled better, but they were not expecting so many people.

'Unfortunately, it takes longer, people get a little impatient,' event sponsor Dr. Princess Odilia said.

'Detroit has a tremendous need for help in our community. As a result, you have this type of response,' one person said.

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