6 teenagers detained, 4 police injured in Six Flags brawl

Four police officers were injured and six teenagers were arrested after a brawl broke out at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee on Monday night.

Gurney Police said two groups started fighting near the main gate at around 7:15 p.m. inside the theme park, which spread to the parking lot and police intervened to break up the brawl, according to Gurney Police.

Officers fired pepper spray into the crowd, but the fight continued until officers from other police agencies arrived, police said.

Four Gurnee police officers were slightly injured. Three of them were treated at the scene and another was taken to hospital and released late Monday night, police said.

Three of the teens arrested also suffered minor injuries. Police said they were taken to Condell Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries.

A 14-year-old, a 15-year-old and two 17-year-olds were detained. All were from LaPorte, Indiana, according to police.

A 16-year-old boy from North Chicago and an 18-year-old man from Zion were also arrested, officials said.

Indictment was pending.

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