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State fair shuts down early after "disturbances" in Midway area, large police presence

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — The Minnesota State Fair closed early Saturday night after an incident caused hundreds to flee the area in a panic.

WCCO crew members reported there was a large police presence and crime scene tape being put up in the Midway area.

A representative for the fair said it shut down around 10:20 p.m. due to “disturbances” near the Midway.

“There is nothing more to confirm at this time,” the state fair announced at 10:50 p.m.

“Grateful for the coordinated law enforcement presence at the State Fair. Officers are working quickly to usher folks off the fairgrounds and respond to reports of violence in the Midway area. We’re monitoring the situation and working quickly to restore order,” Gov. Tim Walz tweeted.

WCCO is working to learn more. Please check back later for updates.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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