Knott’s Berry Farm tower climber near Supreme Scream ride prompts police response

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The popular Knott’s Berry Farm theme park in Southern California drew a police response Saturday night after a man apparently climbed a metal tower near the park’s Supreme Scream ride, according to reports.

The man eventually came down safely, police in Buena Park tweeted shortly after 9 p.m. local time.

Earlier, images posted by FOX 11 of Los Angeles showed the climber just below a large American flag at the top of the tower.

Police previously tweeted around 8 p.m. local time, confirming the incident.

“Please stay out of the area while we work to bring this person down, safely,” the police post read.

There was no immediate information about the climber’s identity or how he managed to climb the metal tower, FOX 11 reported. Whether the climber would face charges in connection with the incident was not immediately clear.

The area near the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park near Los Angeles is seen in a recent photo (SkyFOX)

Last weekend, the outside of the theme park was the scene of a drive-by shooting that left a teenager wounded.

Knott’s Berry Farm started as a roadside berry stand in the 1920s and has since grown into a theme park that includes rides, stage shows and other entertainment. Its Buena Park location is about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The park reopened in May after a shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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