A visitor to Thorpe Park stabs another passenger in the stomach and forces the theme park to be closed when the police arrest two men in their twenties for attempted murder
- Thorpe Park was reportedly closed because visitors report a stitch
- A spokesman confirmed that a visitor to the park was "seriously injured".
- Visitors went to Twitter to report a strong police presence at the entrance
- Some were ordered by officials to stay in the park when trying to drive home
A visitor to Thorpe Park was hospitalized today after being cut in the stomach by another park visitor, according to Surrey police.
The Surrey theme park was closed between 4pm and 6pm after a visitor was "seriously injured", a spokesman for the park confirmed.
Two men in their twenties were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Visitors to the Surrey theme park originally said two people were injured in an attack on the site.
A spokesman for Thorpe Park told MailOnline: "A guest was seriously injured by another guest."
According to the Surrey police, two groups of people were involved in a clash on the bridge near the exit.
Emergency services on the southeast coast confirmed that they were called to the theme park at around 4:50 p.m. after "reports of a person with a stomach injury" were received.
Surrey theme park visitors claimed two people were injured in an attack on the site. Pictured are crowds. Thorpe Park has confirmed that a visitor has been "seriously injured"
The injured visitor is now treated in the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and the incident is not treated as terrorist.
Those in the park tweeted that it had been closed while members of the public closed in the park while the policeman dealt with the scene. The park has confirmed that it will reopen its exit gates at 6:12 p.m.
Emergency services rushed to the bridge at the park's main entrance, and photos of the scene show a strong police presence. A shocked viewer described how he saw blood on the floor.
Another said: “The trips were closed, everyone was leaving, but they all had to hold back so the trips could be reopened while the incident was being dealt with. (sic). & # 39;
It is believed that some visitors were allowed to leave little by little.
Another commented: & # 39; Some absolutely heartbreaking rumors are now coming from Thorpe Park.
& # 39; Apparently there was a stab on the bridge.
& # 39; The park made the right decision to keep the rides open while they deal with the situation. Stay safe, everyone. & # 39;
A third added: & # 39; Unreal day in Thorpe Park! We are now leaving the park and friends and I am all fine, but something happened here today.
"The police didn't let any of us go, they had a screen over the bridge they had taken off and a police dog under the bridge."
A spokesman for Thorpe Park announced that a fully trained medical team was on site "within minutes".
One visitor claimed "someone was stabbed on the bridge". They said the trips were closed when everyone left, but then opened again
An ambulance was pictured on site when visitors went to Twitter. They claimed that there was a stab near the park entrance
They added, “The resort's security team and fully trained medical staff were on site in a matter of minutes and took care of immediate care until the emergency services arrived.
& # 39; The police were immediately alerted and the resort is cooperating fully with its investigation.
& # 39; The health, safety and security of our guests is our primary goal. We have an excellent safety record and have had no such incidents in over forty years.
& # 39; Our employees are trained to respond to incidents of all sizes and sizes, and the resort's security personnel regularly monitor on site. CCTV cameras are also located throughout the resort.
"We will maintain contact with both the family of the injured guests and the police."
Visitor Tony Stone told SurreyLive that he is currently in Thorpe Park with his children who are "worried and upset".
Mr. Stone said, “I am here with my children who are very worried and upset.
“We could see paramedics working on someone on the bridge. We were told to come back to the park. & # 39;
Visitors went to Twitter after the incident. One described how to "go through one of the scariest things I've ever experienced".
Another said, “There are reports of a stab. The bridge was cornered with police tape and there were police dogs. Guests slowly leave the other side of the bridge and all hotel guests are in the bar and restaurant. & # 39;
A visitor to the park said today: “I just left Thorpe Park after being locked in there for a knife stab after 2 hours. Who on earth brings a knife to a family theme park? Weird world we live in !! & # 39;
Another said, "When you are at Thorpe Park, please stay safe and respect the staff and management who will do everything to keep the rides going."
Thorpe Park was reopened with a series of security measures after the Coronavirus was closed on July 4th.
MailOnline asked Surrey Police for a comment.
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