ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Emergency personnel have rescued eight people from a new roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington after it stopped on an upper area of track.
Officials say nobody was hurt. The last rider on the 120-foot-tall coaster was safely removed before dawn Saturday.
Six Flags spokeswoman Sharon Parker says officials will try to determine what triggered a safety feature that stopped coaster, called The Joker. The coaster had opened for the first time overnight.
The Arlington Fire Department was summoned around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The last rider was taken off three hours later by firefighters using ladder trucks.
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The park was open late for high school senior night.
Parker had no timetable on when the ride would reopen.
The ride is named after a DC Comics villain.