20 hurt as vehicle plows through US Christmas parade, fatalities suspected

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Emergency responders gather after a vehicle plowed through the Christmas Parade, leaving multiple people injured in Waukesha, Wisconsin, US November 21, 2021. Photo: Reuters

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Emergency responders gather after a vehicle plowed through the Christmas Parade, leaving multiple people injured in Waukesha, Wisconsin, US November 21, 2021. Photo: Reuters

A sport utility vehicle plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, striking more than 20 people including children and causing “some fatalities,” the city’s police chief said.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said a person of interest was in custody and the suspect vehicle had been recovered after the incident in Waukesha, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Milwaukee.

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A shelter-in-place order had been lifted, police said.

“A red SUV drove into our Christmas parade that we were holding downtown. More than 20 individuals were injured as a result of this incident,” Thompson told reporters.

Asked about the fatalities, Thompson said: “I don’t have an exact number at this time.”

It was not known whether the incident was related to terrorism, he added.

A video posted online of the incident showed a red SUV plowing through the parade, appearing to run over more than a dozen people.

In a second video, police appeared to open fire on the vehicle as it crashed through street barriers.

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