- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LARGO, Md. (AP) - An amusement park in the Washington suburbs has reopened a roller coaster that left riders stuck 80 feet (24 meters) in the air.

Six Flags America spokeswoman Denise Stokes said in a statement Tuesday that JOKER’S Jinx reopened late Sunday. She says technicians fixed a problem with a wheel on the train and state inspectors cleared the ride to return to service.

The ride features a “cobra roll,” ”sidewinder loop,” and “countless swift reversals,” but it stalled Thursday evening, leaving 24 riders stranded. Prince George’s County Fire/EMS officials say the 24 riders ranging in age from 6 to 45 were safely brought to the ground within four hours. No injuries were reported.

Two dozen passengers became stuck, some for as long as five hours, on the same ride in 2014.

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