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Surveillance video caught the moment Greg Fischer — the Democratic mayor of Louisville, Kentucky — was punched in the face and knocked to the ground at a Juneteenth event Saturday in the city's downtown area. Police are still looking for the suspect.
According to WLKY-TV — which characterized the Fourth Street Live! event where Fischer was punched as a "Juneteenth celebration" — police said the blow caught the mayor in the face while he was talking to someone in the crowd.
Video shows the punch knocking Fischer to the ground.
WAVE-TV said an individual who appeared to be part of Fischer's security team briefly followed the suspect after the punch and then appeared to return to Fischer.
Emergency medical services evaluated the mayor and determined he didn't need medical treatment, WLKY reported.
The mayor's office didn't address how the suspect got past security and escaped, WLKY added.
"While it's not appropriate to comment on specifics of that [security] detail, it is always being evaluated and adjusted as needed," Jessica Wethington, the mayor's director of communications, told WLKY. "There have been no changes made to the mayor's events."
Police are still looking for the suspect, WKLY said, adding that Louisville Metro Police Department released photos of the suspect:
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