Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer allegedly punched, police searching for suspect



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Police in Louisville, Ky., are looking for a suspect they believe punched the city’s mayor at a popular downtown event complex on Saturday.

“Earlier tonight while at Fourth Street Live, Mayor (Greg) Fischer was struck by an individual,” the Louisville Metro Police Department said in a Facebook post. “The mayor is fine.

Authorities have released multiple screenshots of surveillance video showing a man they believe to be the suspect in the attack on the mayor. Police did not say what Fischer was doing when he was hit.

“The LMPD is investigating and will release further information as it becomes available,” police said in a statement. Tweeter.

Fourth Street Live is hosting Juneteenth-related events this weekend, according to its website. Earlier Saturday, Fischer posted on Twitter that he had attended a Pride event.

CNN has contacted Louisville police and the mayor’s office for more information.

Fischer, a Democrat, is in his third term as mayor of Kentucky’s largest city and can no longer run because of term limits. Craig Greenberg, the 2022 Democratic mayoral candidate, sent his best wishes to Fischer on Saturday.

“Whoever is responsible for this assault must turn themselves in,” Greenberg said on Twitter. “We cannot resolve our disagreements through violence.”

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