Teen injured in Six Flags brawl was banned from park

WASHINGTON — The 15-year-old recovering from brain surgery after a fight at Six Flags America in Maryland was banned from entering any of the amusement chain’s parks.

A source familiar with the investigation told WTOP the teen was banned “indefinitely” from all U.S. Six Flags locations on July 26 of this year.

It’s rare for the park to enact such a ban, says the source, who asked to remain anonymous as they are not authorized to speak publicly on the topic. But there are two possible reasons an individual could be penalized in such a way — inciting violence or theft.

The teenager, who was injured in a large fight that broke out at the park in Prince George’s County, was trespassing, says the source.

The teen and his mother signed a trespass notice in July, which stipulates the boy could be subject to arrest and prosecution of criminal trespass if he entered a park location.

The teenager remains in a coma after recovering from surgery Tuesday morning during which part of his skull was removed to reduce swelling of his brain.

WTOP’s Jamie Forzato contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter and on the WTOP Facebook page.

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