Three suspects were arrested after they attacked and injured an employee who accidentally bumped into a ride passenger at Six Flags in Gurnee, police said.
The Gurnee Police Department responded around 9:50 p.m. Saturday to Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway in Gurnee, for a battery inside the park.
Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the incident happened on the platform of a roller coaster.
Officers learned a ride operator accidentally bumped one of the roller coaster passengers, Gaylor said.
The passenger and their friends became “irate and angrily charged” toward the ride operator.
The suspects hit and threw objects at the employee, Gaylor said.
The offenders immediately left the area after park security and officers were notified of the incident.
The ride operator, a 19-year-old man, received medical treatment at the park for minor injuries.
Gaylor said officers were able to identify and locate the offenders from the incident.
A 14-year-old girl from Chicago and a 17-year-old girl from Skokie were taken into custody and referred to juvenile court for mob action and battery.
Adrian Ortiz, 18, of Chicago, was also taken into custody and charged with mob action and battery.
Earlier this month, a man was arrested after he allegedly slapped an elderly male employee in the face at the theme park.
Tristan Mahamed, 32, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was charged with aggravated battery of a victim over 60, a Class 2 felony.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Mahamed held on a $100,000 bond.