Police make several arrests after panic at Kentucky State Fair

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Several people were arrested at the Kentucky State Fair, which closed early Saturday night after suspicious activity was reported to law enforcement, authorities said.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement on Twitter that the fair began a “soft shutdown” around 10 p.m. to ensure the safety of attendees. Police confirmed that there were no injuries.

Police have not released any additional details about the incident, but local media have confirmed that people were fleeing the reported gunfire.

The identities of those arrested have not been made public. An investigation is ongoing.

The fair will resume normal operations on Sunday, officials said.

The Kentucky State Fair, which began Thursday, is an annual multi-day event held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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