Moment when a shirtless man climbs to the top of a 352-foot-tall Supreme Scream ride at the California amusement park — before being hospitalized for mental health issues
- A shirtless man who climbed to the top of a 325-foot theme park is now being assessed for mental health issues
- He was seen Saturday night climbing the Supreme Scream structure at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.
- Park visitors alerted the police and the area near the attraction was evacuated as the park remained open
- Finally, the man, whose name was not released publicly, reached the top, where he sat down and spread his arms
- He eventually climbed down of his own accord
- It remains unclear whether he will face criminal charges
A shirtless man who climbed to the top of a 325-foot amusement park is now being assessed for mental health issues while in police custody.
The man, who has not been named, was spotted at the Supreme Scream attraction at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California late Saturday night, causing the amusement park to go into an uproar as officials tried to get him off the top of the high mountain. to get. structure.
Videos of the incident posted on Twitter showed him climbing the structure and eventually reaching the top, where he sat down quietly and spread his arms.
Reportedly, when he reached the top, he screamed, News week reports, while the area surrounding the ride was evacuated.
Videos posted to Twitter showed the moment a shirtless man climbed to the top of the Supreme Scream ride at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, on Saturday night.
The man, whose name has not been released publicly, climbed all the way to the top of the 100-foot tower and appeared to be sitting down.
Local news stations caught him sitting on top of the tower and spreading his arms
Police Sergeant Mario Escamilla told the told Orange County Registry that park visitors first flagged officers to point out to them that someone climbed the top of the tower around 7:22 p.m.
Buena Park police arrived shortly afterwards with the Orange County Fire Department, he said, while La Palma Avenue was temporarily closed between Beach Boulevard and Western Avenue.
Police issued a social media appeal to the public to ‘please stay out of the area while we work to bring this person down safely’.
Meanwhile, the park remained open, but the area around the ride was cordoned off, with firefighters preparing to climb the structure themselves to rescue the man, who eventually climbed a ladder of his own accord around 9 p.m.
The Supreme Scream ride is the highest in the amusement park, which had to evacuate people in the vicinity on Saturday night
The Buena Park Police Department kept the public informed on Twitter, telling people to avoid the area
Orange County Fire Authority officials later tweeted that once he was safe, “our firefighter assessed him and transported him to a local hospital,” where Escamilla said he will undergo a mental health evaluation.
It is not yet clear whether the man will face criminal charges.
DailyMail.com has contacted the police for more information.
However, park-goers at the scene said the situation was scary, and one woman said: CBS Los Angeles that park officials announced over the loudspeakers that “someone was trying to commit suicide” and the park shut off all electricity as a result.
In a statement released after the incident, officials at Knott’s Berry Farm said: “At approximately 7:23 p.m., Knott’s Berry Farm became aware of a man who had entered an unauthorized area and climbed the Supreme Scream tower. Park personnel alerted the local police and emergency services who are now on the scene.’
“The guest descended the tower at 8:55 p.m. and is now safely on the ground in police custody.”
“The safety of our guests is always our top priority,” the statement said.