Chaotic Brawls at Six Flags America Fright Fest Causes Park to Close

A chaotic scene unfolded at Six Flags America over the weekend, with videos uploaded to social media showing multiple groups of people fighting and others breaking car windows in a parking lot on Saturday night.

Even though some of the videos uploaded to social media appear to show Prince George's County police officers in them trying to break up fights, no one was reportedly arrested.

Eyewitnesses say many of the parties involved appeared to be around 14-15 year old. Fight Fest was shut down about an hour early.

Prince George's Police Department released the following statement:

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.

A spokesperson for Six Flags gave this brief statement:

The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. After observing the improper behavior of some guests, the park was closed approximately an hour early out of an abundance of caution.


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