Police are closing the Minnesota State Fair early after an incident Saturday night.
The Minnesota State Fair released this statement at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday:
“The fairgrounds began closing early this evening at approximately 10:20 p.m. due to disturbances in the area of the Midway. There is nothing more to confirm at this time.“
Many of people were seen on the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS livestream camera running in several directions at about 10:07 p.m.
Multiple officers and deputies were seen carrying rifles and cruising the area with emergency lights switched on just before 10:30 p.m.
An area near the Midway was blocked off with crime scene tape.
This is a developing story and will be updated with information as it becomes available.