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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating after several videos from the Kentucky State Fair began circulating social media Saturday night.

One video in question appears to show a Metro Police officer trying to get a large crowd of fair-goers under control in front of the Kentucky Exposition Center Saturday night. 

It is unclear whether or not the video, or the crowd, had any connection to a report of shots fired at the fairgrounds Saturday night, that turned out to be juveniles setting off fireworks.

WDRB anchor and reporter Scott Reynolds was among the many people caught in the chaos captured in the video.

Reynolds shared his perspective in a post on his Facebook page on Sunday, saying in part “I was afraid of what might happen and tried to defuse it. I started to yell as I tried to get the group to back away. The officer was eventually able to get out of the area safely. I am relieved that it all ended peacefully and hope that this type of situation never happens again.”

An additional video that began circulating social media on Sunday appears to show a person in police custody being punched and kicked by several officers. It is unclear what led up to that individual's arrest.

In a statement, LMPD said it is aware of the video "regarding a police involved incident at the Kentucky State Fair."

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad has launched a Professional Standards Unit investigation into the video, according to the statement.

Kentucky Venues, the organization that operates the fairgrounds issued the following statement:

"Since Saturday night, our management team has been in constant dialogue to incorporate those incidents in our ongoing discussions regarding the safety and security at the Kentucky State Fair. During our meetings, we have been reviewing enhanced security measures, policy and/or procedures that will be implemented. The Kentucky State Fair continues to be a family-friendly event and we take any incidents regarding safety of our guests to the highest priority."  - David S. Beck , President and CEO of Kentucky Venues.

No other details surrounding these videos have been released. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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