Waukesha Christmas Parade Live Updates: At Least 5 Dead, 40 Injured After SUV Drives Into Crowd


    Waukesha Christmas Parade Live Updates: At Least 5 Dead, 40 Injured After SUV Drives Into Crowd

    Live Updates

    Several people have died and dozens are injured after an SUV was pictured driving into crowds at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Videos posted online show the driver approaching the parade before gaining speed as they crashed into the crowd, knocking over large groups of people.

    A “person of interest” has been taken into custody, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said, but he gave no details about the person or any possible motive. He confirmed that a police officer fired several shots to try to stop the vehicle, with no bystanders injured by the gunfire. The incident “at this time” is not seen to be an act of terrorism, an official said.

    Children are among those dead or injured, officials confirmed, with at least six taken to hospital for treatment. Many people took themselves to hospitals following the incident, officials noted.

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    Milwaukee Dancing Grannies asks for prayers after group ‘impacted’ by incident

    The choreographed dance/pompom parade group confirmed they were caught up in the attack, with videos online appearing to show the car driving into the group first.

    The reason behind the incident is not yet known and the group, which has become a major part of the story on social media, did not release any further details.

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    At least 5 dead and 40 injured but ‘numbers may change’

    In an update posted earlier, city officials confirmed that many caught up in the incident “self-transported to area hospitals” while police had managed to secure a “person of interest” in custody.

    Published at Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:04:02 +0000


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