Police: 2 teens facing assault charges after fight broke out at Kings Island Saturday night
WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (Enquirer) - Mason police responded to a fight that broke out at Kings Island Saturday night between six juveniles.
Now, according to our media partners at the Enquirer, a 14-year-old and a 19-year-old are facing assault charges for their involvement in the fight, police said.
Around 7 p.m., an officer responded to the Action Zone area at the park for a reported fight.
The officer located two girls, ages 11 and 14, and an 18-year old man who said they had been jumped by two males, ages 14 and 19.
The group of three told police the fight began when the two men insulted them, leading to a verbal altercation. The group said they eventually walked away but later ran into the two men at Kings Island and a physical fight broke out.
Adults in the area eventually broke up the fight.
During the fight, the 18-year-old who told police the two men had jumped him was severely injured in his eye and later required medical attention.
The two girls also told police they were struck in the fight.
Police said the 14-year old and 19-year-old are being charged with three counts of assault.
FOX19 NOW reached out to the parents of the victims. Due to the emotional trauma they said they are experiencing, they did not want to talk.
Kings Island released the following statement on the incident:
“On Sunday, July 18, Kings Island personnel were alerted to a physical altercation occurring inside the park. The park’s security team and Mason Police immediately responded to the scene and quickly addressed the situation which involved five individuals. Mason Police led the resulting investigation where multiple charges were filed against two individuals. The same individuals were banned from Kings Island for a period of five years.
“The safety and security of our guests and associates is always our highest priority, and those who engage in this type of behavior will be held accountable. As this is an active investigation, all additional inquiries should be directed to the Mason Police Department.”
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