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‘There were pompoms and shoes and spilled hot chocolate everywhere’: Terrified witnesses tell how SUV tore through Christmas parade crowd, narrowly missing a little girl before killing at least five people
- WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Five people have been confirmed dead and 40 have been injured after SUV plowed into a Christmas parade
- Parade was underway in Waukesha, Wisconsin, when car broke through barriers at 4.40pm and hit crowds
- At least 12 children are among the injured, with elderly people and a priest also confirmed as being hurt
- Police say a ‘person of interest’ is in custody but no arrests have been made and no motive has been disclosed
- Officers say they have not discounted terrorism as a motive, but are also believed to be looking into the possibility the suspect was fleeing an earlier knife incident when he reached the parade route
Published: 18:27 EST, 21 November 2021 | Updated: 06:24 EST, 22 November 2021
At least five people have been killed and 40 injured – including at least 12 children – after a speeding SUV plowed into a Christmas parade taking place in a suburban town near Milwaukee on Sunday.
A red Ford Escape broke through barriers in Waukesha, Wisconsin, around 4.40pm as the parade was taking place and drove at speed through crowds, sending bodies flying as horrified families watched on helplessly.
Police say a ‘person of interest’ is now in custody, but no arrests have been made. Chief Daniel Thompson said no motive has yet been established, but officers are not discounting terrorism. Officers are also looking into the possibility that the suspect was fleeing an earlier incident involving a knife when he reached the parade, NBC said.