The 17-year-old employee was “aggressively punched by a female and a male,” Sunday at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, according to Middletown City Police Lt. Col. Stephen Forman. The park is located just 26 miles from Philadelphia.
The theme park reopened in late July with a massive policy of mandates for faces to be worn in all public spaces. Failure to comply with the park policy will prevent guests from entering or staying in the park, according to their website.
Police have not identified the attackers or released information on park employees. They are “working with Sesame, recovering all their video formats and backups because people have to buy tickets in advance now, we were able to get proof IDs,” Forman told WPVI.
After punching the employee, the two guests left, along with their party, according to WPVI. It is unclear whether they were asked to leave or be left to their own devices.
“The health and safety of our guests and team members is our top priority, and violence of any kind is unacceptable and not tolerated in our park,” Sesame Place spokeswoman Dana Ryan told CNN. “We have been in close communication with the family of our injured team member and are hoping for a full and speedy recovery.”
The teenager had to undergo surgery for jaw and tooth injuries, according to WPVI.