Friday, August 5, 2011

Police Investigating 'Mob' style beatings at WI state fair...

Local law enforcement agencies are investigating several incidents near State Fair Park late Thursday night.

Milwaukee police said that around 11:10 p.m., squads were sent to the area for reports of battery, fighting and property damage being caused by an unruly crowd of "hundreds" of people. One officer described it as a "mob beating."

Police said the group of young people attacked fairgoers who were leaving the fair grounds. Police said that some victims were attacked while walking. They said others were pulled out of cars and off of motorcycles before being beaten.

Milwaukee police said at least seven people were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. They said that number could go up as other responding agencies release information.
Police said the incidents happened in various areas near the fair grounds, including near the intersection of 84th and Adler streets.

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The Milwaukee Police Department, West Allis Police Department and Milwaukee County Sheriff Department all responded to the area.

Milwaukee police said nobody was in custody early Friday morning. They said they are working to identify suspects.

West Allis police had no comment early Friday morning. A supervisor said information will be released during normal business hours on Friday.

A State Fair spokesperson told 12 News that several people were arrested earlier in the day on Thursday, for disorderly conduct near the Midway.

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