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Oooof, really puts a damper on the children being our future thing, huh?
A violent weekend took place at Six Flags America in Prince George County, Maryland during their annual Fright Fest.
Teenagers were caught on video vandalizing cars and assaulting one another, which caused the park to close an hour early.
Police officers were captured on video attempting to break up the brawls and arrests have yet to be made.
According to Fox News:
Prince George’s County police says some victims have since come forward to file reports, they are still working to identify suspects and no arrests have been made.
PGPD released the following statement to FOX 5 DC Monday:
“The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify those who were victimized by acts of vandalism that occurred this weekend at Six Flags Amusement Park. We are reviewing video and attempting to identify tag numbers and victims as well as potential suspects. Once we identify the suspects then the States Attorney’s Office can determine potential charges.”
“Prince George’s County Police Department meets regularly with Six Flags to discuss public safety and the security plan of the amusement park. The plan established is based off the previous year’s crowd history and upcoming events. The Police Department is meeting with Six Flags later this week to review the security plan and offer recommendations.”
Witnesses stated that they were unsure what initiated such behavior among the supposed 14 and 15-year-olds.
I’d like to take “Low Impulse Control” for $500, Alex.
Here’s a pro-tip: don’t allow teens to roam the parks unsupervised.
A spokesman for Six Flags America released the following statement:
“We have a zero-tolerance policy for any inappropriate behavior at our park. We continuously evaluate our security and safety protocols, and meet regularly with local law enforcement to review and refine our practices. To avoid compromising the effectiveness of our security protocols, both seen and unseen, we do not disclose the details of our security plans. To further ensure the safety of our guests and team members, the park will close at 9 p.m. for the remainder of Fright Fest, with no re-entry starting at 6 p.m. and no new entry starting at 7 p.m.”