Riders temporarily stuck on Six Flags roller coaster

GURNEE, Ill. (WLS) -- Several passengers were stuck on a roller coaster Saturday afternoon at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee.

According to a Six Flags Great America representative, safety sensors stopped the ride and riders were escorted off. The Gurnee Fire Department was asked not to assist in the incident.

The ride will remain closed until a complete safety check can be made, which is expected towards the middle or end of the week.

The Six Flags statement said in full:

"Safety sensors on one of our coasters stopped the coaster during the initial ascent. All guests were safely escorted off the ride and continued with their visit. The safety of our guests is always our highest priority and the ride will be closed for a thorough inspection before re-opening."

No injuries have been reported and no reason for the ride malfunction has been given.
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