Woman injured in N. Ireland Black Friday rush

LONDON (AP) At least one person has been injured in Northern Ireland as shoppers rushed to get their hands on deals for Black Friday, a day of sales modeled on the American post-Thanksgiving kick-off to the holiday shopping season.

British supermarket chain Asda owned by U.S. retail giant Walmart has been advertising its Black Friday deals throughout the U.K.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it was called to Westwood Center in Belfast around 8:30 a.m. and took a woman with an arm injury to the hospital.

Asda's Westwood store had two dozen 32-inch TVs on sale at reduced prices, according to Britain's Press Association.

Asda said in a statement that the safety of its customers is of "vital importance" and that it has extra security teams in stores.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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