JACKSON, NJ – A fight broke out at Six Flags Great Adventure on Sunday and responding officers were assaulted by a teen combatant in the brawl, according to the Jackson Police Department.
The fight was reported near the Boardwalk section at Six Flags Great Adventure and officers working security in the park quickly responded to the scene.
“Upon arrival to the area they located a teenaged subject who appeared to be highly agitated. As officers made contact with the teenaged subject he started to yell, advising officers that he was going to fight and did not care,” according to Jackson Police Sergeant Fred Meabe. “Right after making that statement, the teenaged subject pushed Police Officer Christopher Parise and a brief physical interaction ensued. The teenaged subject was quickly subdued by Police Officer Scharff and was taken into custody following a brief struggle.”
At the time of the incident, officers were unaware that the subject was a juvenile because he was uncooperative and did not wish to provide any information. After learning of such, the teenaged male was charged with assaulting a police officer, simple assault, obstruction and resisting arrest.
“Jackson First Aid Squad was requested for scrapes on the teenaged male which he received in the struggle to place him under arrest. PO Scharff sustained minor injuries as a result of the interaction,” Sgt. Meabe said. “The teenaged male was subsequently released to a family member who responded to headquarters.”