Law enforcement close State Fair early after incident
UPDATE 1:15 a.m.: The Minnesota State Fair has confirmed that officers responded to a gunshot shortly after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Carnes Ave. and Liggett St. at the fairgrounds. They say the area was “heavily populated” at the time of the shooting.
A victim with non-life-threatening injuries was located and taken to the hospital by St. Paul fire medics. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS saw a heavy police presence in the area.
The Minnesota BCA is aiding with the investigation.
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.