Tuesday, December 5, 2023

DEVELOPING STORY: Fight at Busch Gardens Sends One Person to the Hospital, Three Injured

JCCPD responded to a fight that broke out in the line to Busch Garden Williamsburg’s rollercoaster, the Griffon (pictured). Three people were injured and one person was sent to the hospital.  (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

BUSCH GARDENS — A fight that broke out in the line to the Griffon sent one person to the hospital.

According to James City County Police Department (JCCPD) spokesperson, Stephanie Williams, police responded to the fight at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

Upon arrival, three adult females were being treated by Busch Gardens’ medics.

According to Williams, one of the victims had severe swelling and a laceration near her eye; the second victim had a small laceration to the right of her eye, marks on her arms, and swelling on her face; the third victim had a red mark on her upper thigh.

Only one of the victims was transported by medics to a local hospital.

A video posted on Reddit shows the intense fight among five women. A witness provided a video of the fight to police. The offenders are unknown and were unable to be located in the park.

BGW commented on the incident in a Tuesday, Aug. 10 email.

“This behavior is not tolerated and does not align with the experience we want guests to have while visiting our park,” Matthew Klepeisz, BGW‘s Public Relations Manager, said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 757-566-0112 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You may also submit tips online by clicking here. Callers to the Crime Line and P3 Tips users may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if the information provided leads to an arrest.

WYDaily will continue to keep you posted on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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