Portage County Sheriff’s Office: Situation under control after huge crowd gathers at Wingfoot Lake Park

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SUFFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — A huge crowd that gathered at Wingfoot Lake Park in Suffield Township Saturday night has now left the park, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a post on the sheriff office’s Facebook page, there were reports of shots fired and firearms visible in a crowd of over 2,000 who gathered for a Juneteenth celebration and party.

A short time later, the sheriff’s office announced the situation was under control, and everyone left the park. Firearms complaints are being investigated. No injuries were reported.

Authorities including the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Mogadore police, Springfield police, Hartville police, Lakemore police, and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers all helped at the scene.

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