At Least 5 Dead, More Than 40 Injured In Waukesha Holiday Parade After Vehicle Plows Through Marchers
The Waukesha Holiday Parade area has been evacuated after a vehicle plowed into the parade route injuring more than 40 people, and killing five people, according to police.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were killed and more than 40 people were injured during the Waukesha Holiday Parade after a vehicle plowed into the parade route Sunday, police confirm.
Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said there is a person of interest in custody. He added there are no other threats in the area.
Police say the driver of the vehicle drove through barricades and into the parade.
Graphic video posted online shows a red SUV drive into the parade, striking a number of people as they marched in the parade. Others can be seen running away and screaming as the SUV continued on while others run to the aid of victims lying in the road.
“Today we experienced a horrible senseless tragedy,” said Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly. “My heart goes out to all those affected by this senseless act. “
Photos posted by CBS 58 show what appears to be the red SUV parked outside a home after the incident.