According to authorities and eyewitnesses, nine acrobats have been seriously injured in Providence, Rhode Island during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performance at the Dunkin' Donuts Center this afternoon. They were reportedly doing an aerial "hair hang" act when they fell. Warning: Graphic video.

According to the AP, "The Dunkin' Donuts Center says two shows scheduled for later Sunday and two others Monday are on hold."

[H/T Neetzan]