In the latest development coming out of Charlottesville Va., where an as-yet-unnamed assailant rammed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring 19 others, local media is reporting that a police helicopter has crashed into a wooded area not far from where the “Unite the Right” rally was being held.


Report: Helicopter crashes near golf course in Charlottesville

— ABC13News (@ABC13News) August 12, 2017


The crash happened around 5 p.m. ET. Video and photos of smoke emanating from the wreckage are just starting to emerge.


Helicopter crash #Charlottesville

— Simon Rader (@Simon_Rader) August 12, 2017



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A local ABC News affiliate has released audio of the emergency dispatch reporting the helicopter crash...


JUST IN: Initial emergency dispatch audio of reported Virginia State Police helicopter crash in #charlotesville. @ABC7News

— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) August 12, 2017


MORE SCANNER AUDIO: "ACPD on scene advising it is fully involved, unknown if any souls are still onboard." #Charlottesviille @ABC7News

— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) August 12, 2017


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