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Six Flags apologizes for gun shirt error

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Marine who wasn’t allowed into a New Jersey amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.

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NJ.com reports Mario Alejandro received a phone call from Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald on Saturday apologizing and he accepted. A spokeswoman for the park says it didn’t realize Alejandro’s shirt was related to a military charity.

Alejandro says he went to the park with his family on Aug. 9 wearing the shirt, which was a Father’s Day gift and was bought from a nonprofit that supports Marines. The shirt included the phrase “Keep calm and return fire.”

Alejandro says a security guard told him the shirt was offensive and he had to change.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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