Multiple people died and at least 20 others were injured after a car plowed through a holiday parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha in Wisconsin on Nov. 21, authorities said.
Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said at a press conference that a red SUV sped into the Wisconsin Christmas Parade at around 4:39 p.m. local time, resulting in “some fatalities” and injuring at least 20 people.
Thompson said he could not provide details on those who died until family members had been contacted.
Videos on social media showed the vehicle breaking barriers and driving into the crowd where the parade was taking place.
Thompson said that ambulances and police vehicles transported the victims to local hospitals.
Thompson said that the suspect vehicle has been recovered and a “person of interest” has been taken into custody.
Thompson also said there were no other threats to the community, declaring the scene to be “now safe.”
The event was one of Waukesha’s biggest annual events.
Waukesha PD later confirmed that 5 people have been killed so far while the numbers of deaths and injuries may change as they collect additional information.
The Children’s Wisconsin hospital said that they had admitted 15 people from the incident on Sunday while Aurora Medical Center–Summit said they had 13 including three in critical condition.
Froedtert Hospital also said they received patients from the incident but did not specify how many.
Waukesha PD added that Main Street is closed from Barstow & Main to Wisconsin and Main while investigations are still ongoing.
There is no information yet on the identity of the suspect while the incident has not yet been identified as an act of terror.
Police have identified the suspect to be career criminal and rapper Darrell Brooks who is also known as MathBoi Fly.
Brooks, 39 had only been released from jail on Friday on a had only been released from jail on Friday. after he was arrested last November 5 for domestic abuse, resisting an officer, and second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct, and felony bail jumping.
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