SUV plows through Wisconsin Christmas parade: 40+ injured, several dead

A horrific incident took place in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday when an SUV plowed through crowds of people attending a Christmas parade.

Update: The city of Waukesha’s Twitter page confirmed, “5 people are dead and over 40 are injured,” from midnight Central Standard Time.

Update: Waukesha officials say they have transported 11 adults and 12 children to local hospitals. The city’s police chief, Daniel Thompson, said “there were some fatalities” in the tragic incident.

The White House issued a statement on the situation:

Update: City and law enforcement officials confirmed during a news conference that a “person of interest” has been remanded in custody, but no identity was given.

Update: The location of the vehicle allegedly involved has been found, according to reports.

Update: There has been a confirmed death, according to to ABC 7 Chicago.

Although details remain sparse as of this writing, according to WISN16.15 when the driver plowed over crowds at the Waukesha Christmas Parade and injured dozens of people. Video of the moment has since gone viral:

A particularly bone-chilling video showed the driver barrel through the street within inches of a dancing toddler:

Another video appeared to show shot barrels from the vehicle, though it was not entirely clear if it originated from anyone in the crowd.

A witness told WISN that the driver hit “Dancing Grannies” in which at least “one person overturned the bonnet of the SUV.” The driver kept plowing and did not stop. A witness estimated that the vehicle was driving at 40 mph.

Wisconsin treasurer candidate Angelito Tenorio, who attended the event, tweeted: “After my family, campaign manager and I finished marching in the Waukesha Christmas Parade, we saw the horrific incident at the parade. We are all safe. My thoughts go to the wounded and their families, and my thanks go to the first aiders for their prompt action. ”

As of this writing, the driver’s identity is still unknown and at large, with no indication of whether the incident was a terrorist attack or an accident.

At least 30 people have been reported injured without current figures on possible deaths.

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