Skip to comments.9 Teens Arrested After Attack at Illinois Six Flags Theme Park Leaves Family Hospitalized
Posted on 09/27/2017 4:16:50 PM PDT by Main Street
Suburban Illinois police are asking for witnesses to speak out after an attack at a Six Flags theme park near Chicago left a family hospitalized.
Three family members were attacked by a group of nine people one adult and eight teens Saturday night around 9 p.m. during Fright Fest, the Lake County News Sun reported.
Gurnee police officials told the newspaper the attack happened after members of the larger group apparently cut in line and were using foul language when the family exchanged words with them.
Police say the family a 51-year-old man, a 50-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The altercation began with a discussion, and then the suspects allegedly hit the 12-year-old, according to police. The father tried to pull the attacker off his son and was knocked to the ground. Then, the group, surrounded him and hit him with punches and kicks, The Lake County News Sun reported.
The wife tried to help her husband and son, and was also attacked.
It did not appear that anyone immediately came to their aid, but numerous people reached out to Six Flags employees as well as calling 911 to get them help, police told the paper.
Police arrested the nine suspects, who range in age from 15 to 18. Police are asking for any more witnesses to contact them.
We urge anyone with video information to come forward, Gurnee police officer Daniel Ruth said. Footage from the parks security cameras has been inconclusive, police told The Lake County News Sun.
We believe there were more witnesses that did not come forward, and any video would be useful to the investigation, Ruth said. We urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and make a statement.
Six Flags Great America said in a statement to The Lake County News Sun:
The safety of our guests and team members is our top priority and we have zero tolerance for reckless behavior. The perpetrators were taken into custody by local authorities
. This was an isolated incident and Gurnee police along with our own security personnel responded promptly.
Large groups of knee goers should be avoided at all costs.
I pay attention to demographics and I do not frequent locations where the demographics seem sketchy.
Lemme guess . . .
Were the attackers Amish??
Maybe we should bring the citizens in Puerto Rico to the US and start dumping Trash like this there and seal off the Island
I don’t know about that six flags, but have heard Six Flags in Maryland draws a rough crowd. Maybe they all do.
Oh, let me guess...
Back in the early 90s, some do-gooders in the Chicago area fronted money to bus hoodrats up from Chicago’s south side for a day at that same Great America park. There were many problems with those thugs then and it sounds like it’s happening still.
>> knee goers
Oh man... did you coin that phrase?
let me see, group of kids push way in front of family waiting in line, family objects, kids beat them up....uh huh
No mention of the race of the victims? How DARE they tell blacks not to cut in line. BLACK PRIVILEGE entitles them to cut in line, kneel during the Anthem, etc.!
Yep. I made it mine. Knee Goers
The incident was called in to police at 8:50 p.m. ...
You have to be sensitive about confronting underserved youths about misbehavior, they might feel disrespected and lash out.
Copyright and make money.
Used to go to this location a lot as a kid, it’s turned into a friggin dump.
Allowing thugs to run the place is a sure way to ruin your business.
its uncanny how much violence they get away with...
the family should sue the park....next time they'll have better security and a better camera system...
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