5 people hurt when carnival ride malfunctioned, police say

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ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say five people were injured when a carnival ride malfunctioned at the Cass County Fair in Atlantic.

Police Lt. David Erickson says the five were on the Octopus ride around 7:40 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016 when the arms holding their cars slammed to the ground. A woman, three girls and a boy were taken to Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment. Their names, ages and hometowns haven’t been released.

Erickson says the ride was shut down and will be examined Monday by a state inspector.