According to Montgomery police, multiple altercations broke out between groups of minors as the Alabama National Fair was nearing its closing time on Saturday.
MPD reports that the Alabama National Fair saw a surge in attendance on Saturday, resulting in organizers closing entry 30 minutes earlier than usual.
After considering feedback from Fair organizers and law enforcement, the decision was taken with public safety in mind.
According to authorities, there were multiple incidents between minors towards the end of the Fair. It was discovered that these individuals were not adequately supervised, as mandated by the Fair’s policy. The policy states that minors who are 17 years old or younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult who is at least 21 years old.
The MPD units within the venue were able to quickly resolve the altercations.
According to the police, no weapons, including firearms, were used during the incident.
According to MPD, they will work with the organizers of the Alabama National Fair to evaluate the incident and make any necessary changes.