Police officers were called to the scene of the Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas on Friday after several users on Twitter reported seeing someone shooting a gun at the famous attraction, but police have seemingly yet to find if this was a true report or not.
The Arlington Police Department (APD) reportedly confirmed that there is no active shooter on the scene after finding that no one was injured and no shooting as described by social media users could be found.
However, according to Media Entertainment Arts Worldwide (MEAWW), photographs began circulating onlince of people hiding from the shooter, who shot his gun several times in the parking lot. APD has yet to release a statement about whether or not it has made any arrests, but it did say that a vehicle has been "detained in the parking lot" of the park.
Arlington Police later stated that it would continue to look into the suspected active shooter scene, but it has yet to find any substantial evidence on the matter.
They clarified that the situation "is under control."
The operator of the amusement park, Six Flags Entertainment Corp, said it will reopen its theme park in Mexico starting Thursday, and both of its California properties to the public on April 3.
The company, known for roller coaster rides such as the El Toro, Batman the Ride and Bizarro, said the parks will operate at reduced attendance levels, in accordance with state reopening guidelines for theme parks and extensive safety measures will be implemented.
The move comes a day after Walt Disney Co said it will reopen two theme parks in California on April 30 to a limited number of guests, over a year after they closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arlington, Texas-based Six Flags Entertainment was also forced to shut some parks in 2020 and operate others at minimum capacity as rising COVID-19 cases prompted restrictions across the country.
That forced the theme park operator to cut its full-time workforce by about 10% in October. However, the company last month said it would hire thousands of workers this year as it prepares to reopen the theme parks.