Live updates: Wisconsin parade turned deadly

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celebratory sounds Wisconsin Christmas parade On Sunday, screams of fear ceased after a vehicle was driven over people gathering for the event in the city of Waukesha, about 32 miles west of downtown Milwaukee.

At least five people were killed and more than 40 injured in the chaos, city ​​officer said.

Here’s what we know about how the event unfolded: Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson said crowds gathered along Waukesha’s Main Street to enjoy the parade as a red SUV crossed a series of roadblocks and entered the parade route around 4:39pm local time.

A parade video Recorded by Angela O’Boyle watching from the balcony of her fifth-floor apartment, it shows the SUV hitting a person in the marching band. The vehicle then continues forward, crashing and running into the others in the group and crowd before driving away. The video shows people screaming and running for safety as the SUV makes its way through the crowd.

Video of the parade broadcast in the city Facebook page It shows a red SUV speeding through the parade, followed by a police officer running.

Thompson said a Waukesha police officer fired his gun to stop the driver. No bystanders were affected by the officer’s gunfire, the chief added, adding that he does not believe there was any shooting from the SUV.

Thompson said a vehicle was recovered and a “contact person” was taken into custody. “It’s safe now,” the chief said on Sunday evening.

Where the investigation stopped: Thompson did not say whether the detainee was an SUV driver or if any arrests had been made. “It is not yet known whether the incident was an act of terrorism,” he said.

Thompson said roads in the area will remain closed for at least 24 hours. City officials said businesses on the road where the incident occurred should remain closed on Monday.


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