ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A roller coaster at Six Flags Over Texas came to a sudden stop Friday and temporarily stranded about 20 riders before park employees led them to safety.
The Shockwave roller coaster at the Arlington amusement park appeared to be making its initial ascent when it abruptly stopped. A park spokeswoman says a computer monitor detected an error and halted the ride.
People remained on the ride for about a half-hour before workers led them one-by-one down steps that run adjacent to the track.
WFAA-TV reported that the removal of the riders was slowed by safety bars that remained in place on the coaster’s cars.
The ride will be inspected before it’s reopened to the public.