After multiple fights broke out inside the amusement park, Knott’s Berry Farm shuttered early Saturday night, drawing police attention.
At about 7:30 p.m., according to the Buena Park Police Department, police were alerted by Knott’s Berry Farm security and many 911 callers to allegations of multiple fights occurring in the park.
Observing many confrontations and subsequent stampedes of park visitors attempting to avoid them, Annette Duran, a CBSLA employee who was in the park on Saturday night, detailed what she saw.
Multiple Fights Break Out At Knott’s Berry Farm Park#KnottsBerryFarm pic.twitter.com/o4QZgbnSFO— TIMES READ (@times_read) July 17, 2022
Although they emphasised that they have not yet discovered any proof, Buena Park PD also stated that there have been claims of bullets being fired during the fighting.
Police questioned a number of people, including victims who had non-life-threatening injuries, although it is yet unclear whether any arrests have been made.
Knott’s Berry Farm issued the following statement:
“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.”
July 17, 2022
The park will open tomorrow in usual hours.
According to social media posts, some gunshots were fired. One park-goer said on Facebook, “There was a brawl as everyone was crammed to get out. All of a sudden, people started shouting and running. We exited through the section reserved for personnel.”
Another person said, “I was there when they made the announcement. I saw a video of a security guard getting kicked in the head from a guy. I saw paramedics tending to him as I left.”