December 7, 2021

Multiple people dead after car rams into Christmas parade

The FBI is also helping local law enforcement with the investigation.

Multiple people dead after car rams into Christmas parade

Multiple people dead after car rams into Christmas parade photo credit: MSN

According to the police, a vehicle that sped into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin (US) on Sunday caused the deaths of five people and left more than 40 people injured.

Police arrested a “person of interest” in connection with the suspected attack. Live videos of the parade show that the vehicle broke through a barrier and sped towards the parade at about 64kph.

“The Waukesha Christmas parade was taking place when a red SUV broke through the barricades, westbound, headed down Main Street,” Police Chief Dan Thompson told reporters. “The vehicle struck more than 20 individuals, some of the individuals were children and there were some fatalities as a result of this incident,” he said.

A police officer had fired at the vehicle in an attempt to get it to stop, according to the authorities. They added that 11 adults and 12 children were taken to hospital by the emergency services alone.

“Waukesha police department has recovered a suspect vehicle,” Thompson said. “It’s an ongoing investigation.”

The FBI is also helping local law enforcement with the investigation.

Thompson said victims were transported to the hospital by ambulances, police cars and with family members.

“There were small children laying all over the road, there were police officers and EMTs doing CPR on multiple members of the parade,” local businessman Chris Germain said. He had come to the parade with 70 girls from his dance studio.

The White House was monitoring the incident and briefing US president Joe Biden. It is not known yet if the attack was linked to terrorism.

The attack occurred just 88 kilometers north of Kenosha where Kyle Rittenhouse was freed on Friday after killing two men.

Sources: The Washington Post, MSN

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