7 arrested but none charged so far in Six Flags Great America fight

  • Gurnee police responded to a fight near the entrance of Six Flags Great America Sunday evening. Seven people were arrested at the scene but no one has been charged yet, officials said Wednesday.

    Gurnee police responded to a fight near the entrance of Six Flags Great America Sunday evening. Seven people were arrested at the scene but no one has been charged yet, officials said Wednesday. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer, 2017

 
 
Updated 6/16/2021 5:55 PM

Gurnee police said Wednesday that seven people were arrested Sunday evening for their involvement in the large fight near the entrance of Six Flags Great America.

Gurnee Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said Wednesday the seven people were released the same night and that investigators are working to identify others who may have been involved.

 

No charges related to the fight have been issued yet by Gurnee police, Gaylor said. She said it could be several days or a week before the department has another update on the investigation.

Gurnee police were called to the theme park just before 7 p.m. Sunday to help break up fights, police officials said Monday. When police arrived, they saw a large group of people fighting near the park entrance and tried to break up the brawl.

Gaylor said Monday investigators are trying to determine whether there was one big fight spread out to several areas of the park or whether there were separate fights going on about the same time.

No injuries were reported.

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