A 10-second video posted to Twitter and filmed on a golf course shows thick black smoke rising from behind the trees

Police helicopter crashes near Charlottesville

A Virginia State Police helicopter has crashed in Charlottesville, according to local reports.

Emergency crews are at the scene of the downed aircraft in Old Farm Road, near the Birdwood Golf Course, according to WSET.

A 10-second video posted to Twitter and filmed on a golf course shows thick black smoke rising from behind the trees.

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

It came after a white nationalist rally rocked Charlottesville and a car drove into a crowd of anti-fascist counter protesters.

There is speculation the helicopter was monitoring the situation in the city at the time of the crash.

A 10-second video posted to Twitter and filmed on a golf course shows thick black smoke rising from behind the trees

A 10-second video posted to Twitter and filmed on a golf course shows thick black smoke rising from behind the trees

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