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Riders rescued from Six Flags roller coaster

Riders rescued from Six Flags roller coaster

Firefighters rescued 24 riders who were stranded for hours Sunday atop a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Largo, officials said. "All riders safely on the ground," the Prince George's County Fire Department tweeted shortly after 7 p.m. Earlier, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor reported: "Operation going as smooth as can be expected. Patrons being evaluated." The Joker's Jinx stalled at about 3 p.m., park officials tweeted, stranding the riders on a high curve. "All riders are safe, upright and being helped off the ride with PGCo Fire support," officials reported. A short time later, Bashoor tweeted that firefighters had "made face to face...