BUENA PARK (CNS) – Multiple fights at Knott’s Berry Farm tonight forced the park to close early. Buena Park police responded to the theme park after receiving 911 calls around 7:30 p.m., CBS2 reported.
The department posted on Twitter at 8:39 p.m., “We’re currently working an incident at Knotts Berry Farm involving multiple fights in the park. A report of shots fired was reported with numerous 911 callers. Officers were on scene during the calls and determined there was no shooting.”
Knott’s confirmed the closure on Twitter: “The safety of Knott’s Berry Farm’s guests and associates is always our top priority. On Saturday evening, the decision was made to close the park 3 hours early due to unruly behavior and altercations involving a number of teenagers. This behavior did not align with our park’s values, and was not the experience we want any guest to have while visiting Knott’s Berry Farm.”
The Knott’s website indicated the park would reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Park-goers scrambled to get out of the way of the fights, CBS2 reported, adding that police questioned a number of people including victims who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
It was unclear what started the trouble and if any people were arrested.