Six Flags America evacuated after hoax bomb threat

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Six Flags America was completely evacuated Saturday after a bomb threat was called into Prince George’s County Police.

The bomb threat was found by police to be unfounded, as they discovered nothing of concern after evacuating the park and investigating. Multiple ‘suspicious packages’ were found, but were cleared as non-explosive.

Police initially received the threat at 1:30 p.m. and contacted the park to warn them. Six Flags America, which was already set to close early for a private event, was asked to close even earlier and evacuate the park due to an “abundance of caution” from authorities.

“The safety of our guests and employees is always our highest priority,” said Six Flags spokeswoman Debbie Evans.

Six Flags has been cleared and will re-open Sunday.

This is a developing story. DCW50 will have more tonight at 10.