Officials: Firebird roller coaster stuck at Six Flags America, passengers 'safely escorted' off

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BOWIE, Md. (FOX 5 DC) — A roller coaster was stuck Thursday evening at Six Flags America in Bowie. 

Six Flags officials say the Firebird roller coaster came to a “controlled stop at the top of the lift hill” at around 6:15 p.m. 

By 9 p.m., all riders had been safely escorted from the ride. 

Officials say the roller coaster will remain closed while it undergoes an inspection by their certified ride technicians.