Knott’s Reopens After Fights Force Early Saturday Closure

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
July 17, 2022 Updated: July 17, 2022

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Knott’s Berry Farm reopened on the morning of July 17 after multiple fights forced the park to close early the day before.

The Knott’s website indicated the park reopened at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Buena Park police responded to the theme park after receiving multiple 911 calls around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, media sources reported.

Park-goers scrambled to get out of the way of the fights, CBS2 reported, adding that police questioned a number of people including victims who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The department posted on Facebook at 8:39 p.m., “We’re currently working an incident at Knotts Berry Farm involving multiple fights in the park. A report of shots fired was reported with numerous 911 callers. Officers were on scene during the calls and determined there was no shooting.”

Knott’s confirmed the closure on Twitter: “The safety of Knott’s Berry Farm’s guests and associates is always our top priority. On Saturday evening, the decision was made to close the park 3 hours early due to unruly behavior and altercations involving a number of teenagers. This behavior did not align with our park’s values, and was not the experience we want any guest to have while visiting Knott’s Berry Farm.”

It was unclear what started the trouble or if any people were arrested.