WI: At least five dead, more than 40 injured after SUV slams into Christmas parade; “person of interest” in custody

Source: USA Today

“At least 5 people are dead and over 40 people are injured when an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee Sunday, officials confirmed. Waukesha authorities confirmed the deaths in a statement late Sunday. Police said the numbers could change as many people transported themselves to hospitals. … Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said the investigation was ongoing, but that a ‘suspect vehicle’ was recovered and that there is a person of interest in custody at the moment. … Videos posted to social media, including a live feed of the parade operated by the City of Waukesha, show a red SUV breaking through barriers and speeding into the roadway where the parade was taking place. A police officer fired gunshots at the SUV in an attempt to stop it, Thompson said, and no bystanders were injured by the gunfire.” (11/22/21)