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Passengers rescued from roller coaster at Six Flags America

BALTIMORE (AP) - Authorities say 24 people were stuck in midair on a stalled roller coaster at an amusement park outside of Washington, D.C.

Prince George's County Fire/EMS spokesman Mark Brady said on his Twitter account that the riders became stuck around 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Six Flags America in Largo, Maryland.

The Berwyn Heights volunteer fire department said in a tweet that the cars of Joker's Jinx are 100 feet (30 meters) off the ground. Helicopter video from WJLA-TV shows six cars.

Brady says the riders do not appear to be in distress. As of 9:25pm, all of the riders have been brought down by firefighters.

Two dozen passengers became stuck on the same ride in August 2014.

Representatives for Six Flags did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

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