Orange County, California – Knott’s Berry Farm, a popular, (and once family-friendly) amusement park located in Buena Park, was forced to shut down Saturday after multiple brawls between ‘youths’ broke out.
Buena Park Police were called to the amusement park after reports of gunshots fired, ABC 7 reported.
Police later confirmed there were no shots fired.
Video posted to social media shows multiple fights between black teens as park goers run away to safety.
Knott’s Berry Farm was forced to close three hours early Saturday night because of the violence.
Additional footage of the brawls show security guards struggling to contain the fights.
knotts berry farm at this point needs a age requirement.. this is beyond crazy pic.twitter.com/6cuLBITN7s
— Tatiana (@AquariusTatiana) July 17, 2022
Video shows park goers running for the exit because of the violence:
Knott’s Berry Farm released a statement (via ABC 7):
“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.”