PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Dozens of police officers were called to a reported fight at Kennywood Park Saturday night.
Police tell KDKA that there was an influx of teenagers coming into the park around 8:45 p.m., and a lot of pushing and shoving.READ MORE: Charges Dismissed Against Pittsburgh Animal Control Officer Accused Of Severely Injuring Dog
That’s when Kennywood officials decided to close the park, and police were called.
That lead to thousands of people attempting to leave the park at the same time, and several groups of people running.
“I saw a huge group of people running and screaming, and I was pretty scared,” one witness said.
Several other witnesses reported seeing up to 100 people fighting on social media, but officials say it doesn’t appear that was the case.
Police from as many as 10 different departments including West Mifflin, Duquesne, and Allegheny County were all called to the scene.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Ready For Booster Shots Once Feds Give OK, Acting Health Secretary Says
Witnesses report as many as 50 officers responded to the park.
As people started leaving the park, it spilled over to a nearby McDonald’s, where hundreds of teenagers had gathered.
“I didn’t even really know what was going on, I just wanted to get out of here,” a witness said.
Officials say four females were injured, but suffered only minor injuries and were treated at the first aid station in the park.
A Kennywood spokesman also says no shots were fired at the park.
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