At least five dead, over 40 injured after SUV slams into Wisconsin Christmas parade
At least five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when an SUV drove into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the Waukesha Police Department said Monday.
Video footage on social media showed a red SUV smashing through barriers and speeding into the road where the parade was taking place.
TRIGGER WARNING: 🚨DISTURBING VIDEO🚨A viewer sent in horrifying video the moment a red SUV plowed through a crowd during the #Waukesha Holiday Parade. Its currently unclear how many people have been injured. Updates to come on @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/u6q10VgTJ1— Taylor Lumpkin (@TaylorLumpkinTV) November 22, 2021
The city’s police chief Dan Thompson said a “suspect vehicle” was recovered, adding that some of the people injured were taken to hospitals by ambulances, some by the police, and others were taken by their families.
Thomspon added that the investigation into the incident was underway and that they identified a person of interest in the case.
CBS58 TV reported that people within a half mile radius of downtown Waukesha were ordered to “shelter in place”.