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Riders temporarily stranded on Six Flags roller coaster

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - A roller coaster at Six Flags amusement park in North Texas came to a sudden stop and temporarily stranded about 20 riders before park employees led them to safety.

The Shockwave roller coaster appeared to be making its initial ascent Friday in Arlington when it abruptly stopped. A park spokeswoman says a computer monitor detected an error and halted the ride.

People remained on the ride for about a half-hour before workers led them one-by-one down steps that run adjacent to the track.

WFAA-TV in Dallas reports the removal of the riders was slowed by safety bars that remained in place on the coaster's cars.

The ride will be inspected before it's reopened to the public.

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