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FOX19: Kings Island forced to close early Saturday due to fights in park, parking lot

https://www.fox19.com/2021/05/23/kings-island-forced-close-early-saturday-due-fights-park-parking-lot/

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MASON, Ohio (FOX19) - Kings Island closed about 30 minutes early Saturday due to several fights inside the park and out in the parking lot, according to authorities and park officials.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say there were several fights in the afternoon and then one large fight happened just before 10 p.m.

Mason police say they responded to reports of “unruly” guests, primarily juveniles, inside Kings Island and out in the parking lot.

WLWT: Parkgoers say weekend Kings Island fight creates opportunity to ‘work together’

https://www.wlwt.com/article/parkgoers-say-weekend-kings-island-fighting-was-scary-terrorizing/36512698#

Enquirer: Fights and unruly guests prompt early closing of Kings Island Saturday

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/05/23/fights-and-unruly-guests-prompt-early-closing-kings-island-saturday/5231933001/

WCPO: Officials: Kings Island closed early due to teens fighting in park, parking lot Saturday

https://www.wcpo.com/news/crime/mason/officials-kings-island-closed-early-due-to-fighting-in-park-parking-lot-saturday

WHIO: Kings Island closes early Saturday following fights in park, parking lot

https://www.whio.com/news/local/kings-island-closes-early-saturday-following-fights-park-parking-lot/EAISDZTU3BDTNPMJGW4UUATMLM/

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WLWT: Videos, public records reveal more details about disturbances at Kings Island

https://www.wlwt.com/article/videos-public-records-reveal-more-details-about-disturbances-at-kings-island/36523793

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MASON, Ohio — One day after Kings Island closed the park early due to unruly behavior, there was another disturbance at the park, WLWT has learned through public records.

According to dispatch reports obtained by WLWT, a person called police Sunday night concerned about her 14-year-old grandson who was at the park. According to the report the caller said her grandson was "running from a group of males that claimed to have guns."

The report states that dispatchers eventually got the teenager on the line and he then said he didn't think the group had a gun. Public records that were released so far do not indicate any weapons were found.

That report was made about 24 hours after several large fights broke out inside Kings Island and in the parking lot.

 

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According to witnesses and police radio traffic, the chaos continued in the parking lot.

"We have another large altercation in preferred parking," a dispatcher said. "Communication sending Mason units at Kings Island. I have a 911 call right now. A female advised large fights breaking out in the parking lot."

Mason police said no arrests were made, but the investigation is ongoing.

 

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I don't think this was alcohol related. Just various groups of entitled kids starting crap with each other all day long on a very hot day and it finally blew up right there in front of the Coney Barbecue.  The night before, I was at Cincinnati's new music venue, Rivers Edge, and a fight broke out like two parking spaces away from where my car was parked. This looked to be 30 somethings and much less people than what you saw at Kings Island. Apparently, there were smaller isolated incidences throughout the Cincinnati region, including one instance where someone got shot.

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FOX19: Kings Island adding security protocols following fights

https://www.fox19.com/2021/05/25/kings-island-adding-security-protocols-after-fights/

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MASON, Ohio (FOX19) - Kings Island said there will be additional security measures in place after several fights broke out at the amusement park on Saturday.

Among the actions they are taking:

  • Shared video footage and guest information with the Mason Police Department for their investigation and have been in regular contact to discuss the ongoing investigation and next steps.
  • There will be increased security and police at the park beginning this weekend.
  • They will continue to utilize their Protect Our Park program, which enables guests to report any safety or security concern through their mobile device.
  • They are implementing additional security protocols and operational policies as appropriate.

 

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The Mason Police Department working with Kings Island Security were able to identify suspects in several fights at the amusement park.

The department said suspect information will be presented to Warren County Juvenile Court for charges.

Further investigations are being conducted to identify other responsible parties, they said.

“The Mason Police Department with the assistance of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office remain committed to safety and protection of everyone. Appropriate law enforcement presence will continue at the park. Additional protocols and plans have been established to enhance security and expedite the detention of violators. Violators will be trespassed from Kings Island property and if actions are determined to be criminal, taken to the Warren County Jail or Warren County Juvenile Detention Center,” the department said.

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FOX19: 5 juveniles, 1 adult face charges in connection with Kings Island fights

https://www.fox19.com/2021/05/28/warren-county-prosecutor-holding-news-conference-about-fights-kings-island/

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MASON, Ohio (FOX19) - Five juveniles and an adult are facing charges following last weekend’s fights at Kings Island, Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell announced Friday.

The teens range in age from 14 to 17.

Charles Brown, 18, of Cincinnati, is the adult facing charges, according to Fornshell.

The charges include inducing panic, obstructing official business, assault, and disorderly conduct.

 

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