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Crime More than 20 injured after car drives into Christmas parade in Wisconsin: Police

03:50  22 november  2021
03:50  22 november  2021 Source:   abcnews.go.com

At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade, authorities say

  At least 20 people injured after SUV slammed into Wisconsin Christmas parade, authorities say An SUV sped into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, leaving at least 20 people injured, authorities said Sunday. Your browser does not support this video Police in Waukesha, located about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, were urging people to avoid the downtown area. Mayor Shawn Reilly told WITI in Milwaukee that he does not believe there is any current danger to the public. 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.

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A red sport utility vehicle (SUV) plowed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin , on Sunday, injuring more than 20 people, police chief Dan Thompson said. Authorities have identified a person of interest in the case, he told reporters without giving further details.

More than 20 people were injured Sunday when an SUV drove down a holiday parade route in downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin , on Sunday, police said. Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson said at a Sunday night press conference that authorities were "looking into " a person of interest, the "The red SUV came barreling down the street — very, very high rate of speed, and hit a pedestrian," he said live on MSNBC." He said the SUV's presence was preceded by police sirens in the area. Greger described the route as "full" with marchers and spectators. The 58th annual Christmas parade was

More than 20 people were injured when a car sped into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sunday, police said.

At 4:39 p.m. local time, a red SUV drove into the town's Christmas parade, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said at a press conference Sunday evening.

People watch a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., on Nov. 21, 2021, shortly before an incident where a car drove into the parade, injuring more than 20, according to police. © City of Waukesha People watch a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., on Nov. 21, 2021, shortly before an incident where a car drove into the parade, injuring more than 20, according to police.

The police department has recovered a vehicle allegedly associated with the incident and investigators are looking into a possible person of interest.

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A number of people have been injured after a vehicle was driven at speed through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin , according to reports. In one video posted on social media, a red SUV appeared to speed toward marchers in Waukesha at around 5pm on Sunday, and in a second video police appeared to open fire on the same vehicle as it crashed through Local media reports of the incident in Waukesha, which is about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee, said multiple people were injured . The Waukesha Police Department confirmed there was an active scene but did not provide details.

— More than 20 people were injured when an SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha on Sunday, the city’s police chief said. Chief Dan Thompson said the investigation is ongoing, but that a “suspect vehicle” was recovered. Some of those injured were Mayor Shawn Reilly told WITI in Milwaukee that he did not believe there was any current danger to the public. Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow told The Associated Press that there were multiple injuries , but he did not know how many or if anyone had been killed. Farrow was at the parade but

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"The FBI Milwaukee field office is aware of the reporting of an incident in Waukesha. The local and state authorities are leading the response," an FBI spokesperson told ABC News.

Debris litters the street at a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc. © Jim Vondruska/Getty Images Debris litters the street at a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc.

Victims have been transported to hospitals via ambulances, police officers and family members, Thompson said.

A police officer cordons off a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc. © Jim Vondruska/Getty Images A police officer cordons off a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc.

The Waukesha Police Department sent an emergency alert Sunday night saying: "If you are within a 1/2 mile radius of the 5 points downtown, shelter in place now. Wait for an all clear message."

Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade

  Joy turns to horror as SUV speeds into Christmas parade WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A joyous scene of marching bands and children dancing in Santa hats and waving pompoms turned deadly in an instant, as an SUV sped through a barricade and into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee while spectators watched in horror. One video showed a woman screaming, “Oh my God!” repeatedly as a group of young dancers was struck Sunday. A father talked of going “from one crumpled body to the other” in search of his daughter. Members of a “Dancing Grannies” club were among those hit. © Provided by Associated Press A police officer uses a flashlight while looking for evidence in downtown Waukesha, Wis.

Waukesha: Car ploughs into Wisconsin parade . Footage posted on social media shows a red sports utility vehicle driving through a Christmas parade in the town of Waukesha, west of Milwaukee at around 17:00 local time (23:00 GMT). Onlookers screamed as people were knocked to the ground by the car .

More than 20 people have been injured after a vehicle plowed into a Christmas parade on Sunday in Waukesha, Wisconsin . There were reports of possible shots fired during the incident in the Milwaukee suburb. Waukesha Alerts reported a “mass casualty incident” at the Waukesha Holiday parade area More than 20 were injured as a result of this incident, the police chief said. Some were transported from the scene via ambulance. He said that the suspect’s vehicle had been recovered and the investigation was ongoing. “It’s a very tragic incident, very chaotic. There are no other threats involved

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"Kathy and I are praying for Waukesha tonight and all the kids, families, and community members affected by this senseless act," Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wrote on Twitter. "I'm grateful for the first responders and folks who acted quickly to help, and we are in contact with local partners as we await more information."

Police and emergency personnel work on a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc. © Jim Vondruska/Getty Images Police and emergency personnel work on a crime scene on Nov. 21, 2021, in Waukesha, Wisc.

The investigation is ongoing.

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