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San Diego Zoo’s Skyfari ride was vandalized, stranding more than 100 passengers, police say;  4 suspects arrested

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San Diego Zoo’s Skyfari ride was vandalized, stranding more than 100 passengers, police say; 4 suspects arrested

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More than 100 riders were stranded on the San Diego Zoo’s “Skyfari Aerial Tram” gondola on Saturday in what authorities said was a case of suspected vandalism.

Four men, between the ages of 20 and 24, were later arrested in connection with the case, FOX 5 of San Diego reported. They were charged with suspected vandalism, according to the report.

The suspects allegedly “rocked back and forth” in their gondola, misaligning their gondola with the support cable and causing the entire ride to stop for more than an hour, a witness said, according to the San Diego Union- Grandstand. .

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None of the suspects were immediately named.

The entrance to the San Diego Zoo is seen June 11, 2020.
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Details of any damage to the ride were not immediately known.

San Diego firefighters and rescuers were called to the scene, but about 160 jumpers eventually made it back to the ground after zoo workers got the ride back on track, the Union-Tribune reported.

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Everyone was safe on the ground at 4:34 p.m., the fire department said. No injuries were reported.

The ride lifts passengers about 40 feet off the ground, the newspaper reported.

San Diego Zoo’s Skyfari ride was vandalized, stranding more than 100 passengers, police say; 4 suspects arrested

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