MESQUITE, Texas — Police in Mesquite, Texas, twice used pepper spray on shoppers at Town East Mall early Thursday as a crowd of 400 to 500 pushed for first access to limited pairs of Cool Grey 11, the new Air Jordan sneakers.

MESQUITE, Texas — Police in Mesquite, Texas, twice used pepper spray on shoppers at Town East Mall early Thursday as a crowd of 400 to 500 pushed for first access to limited pairs of Cool Grey 11, the new Air Jordan sneakers.

Though the first use of the spray was to help a child that police said was trapped against the door, nobody was hurt and there were no arrests. Problems with release of the shoe also were reported in Houston.