Police – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

One person was arrested after a fight at the Six Flags Over Texas exit Saturday night, according to Arlington police.

Deputy Police Director Christopher Cook said one person was arrested for public fighting and described the rest of the incident as “horse riding.” Police have not disclosed the identity of the person who was arrested.

Rumors of gunfire are false, Cook said.

Videos shared on social media claiming to be from the scene show people punching each other in the middle of dozens of doors at the park gates.

Cook said the police department provides off-duty officers to help them safely during business hours at the park, and that additional service officers responded to help crowds at closing time.

In a statement, a Six Flags Over Texas spokesman said park security and Arlington police were there to “clean up the park in an orderly manner.”

“The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority,” the statement said. “After observing the inappropriate behavior of some guests, the park was closed about 30 minutes earlier with great caution.”

There have been two previous incidents in recent months at Six Flags locations in Arlington.

On June 23, Dai’trell Teal, 16, was shot dead near the entrance to Hurricane Six Flags Harbor Arlington as the park closed for the day. U.S. Marshals arrested 19-year-old Cameron Stephens and was charged with murder.

In March, Arlington police said a minor shot another minor in the arm in front of Six Flags Over Texas after a group of teenagers began fighting outside the main entrance.

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