Police helicopter crashes in Charlottesville amid violent protests, auto ramming attack

Frederick Owens
August 13, 2017

A helicopter crashed Saturday in Albermale County, Virginia, near the city of Charlottesville, where a violent white nationalist rally was taking place.

This happened Saturday, Aug. 12, near Old Farm Road just after 5 p.m.

Neighbors say the helicopter hovered low before landing in the woods.

The investigation is ongoing, NBC29 will provide more details as they come.

Two people died in the crash, Virginia State Police confirmed, adding that police are investigating the incident.

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Emergency dispatch audio tweeted by ABC7 News reporter Kevin Lewis appeared to suggest that police from nearby Albemarle County were at the scene.

According to local reports, there were two people on board when it crashed, however it is not known if there are any injuries or fatalities.

No one on the ground was injured, police said.

At this time, there is very little information available.

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