Waukesha: Five dead and more than 40 injured after SUV rams into Christmas parade

At least five people have died and more than 40 are injured after an SUV rammed into children and adults taking part in a Christmas parade in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee, police say.

Police said that at 4.39pm, the SUV plowed at high speed into band members and cheerleaders marching four abreast in close formation, hitting multiple people and scattering the crowd before driving on.

Dan Thompson, the local police chief, said his department had taken one person of interest into custody and seized the vehicle. He said he didn’t yet know if there was any connection to terrorism.

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