Person trapped in Wisconsin rampage may have escaped knife accident

Person of Interest detained in connection with the State of Wisconsin Christmas parade rampage That left five dead and dozens injured, probably involved in an earlier incident with a knife.

Senior Law Enforcement Officials He told NBC News That the person, who may have a significant criminal history, was fleeing the immediate prior incident when he passed the parade in Waukesha around 4:40 p.m. local time.

Officials said the driver blew up police barriers and killed a group of protesters, killing five people and wounding dozens, including children.

Police Chief Daniel Thompson said terrorism was not ruled out as a motive.

Eyewitnesses reported that the driver opened fire, but police later clarified that an officer had fired his weapon at the car.

Thompson said no bystanders were injured in the shooting.

A White House official told CNN that President Joe Biden has been briefed on the incident.

A red SUV accelerates through the holiday parade crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
A red SUV accelerates through the holiday parade crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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A police officer stands near a red SUV that may have been involved in the holiday motorcade accident.
A police officer stands near a red SUV that may have been involved in the holiday motorcade accident.
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Emergency responders and passersby tend to the injured after the crowd's vehicle has passed.
Emergency responders and passersby tend to the injured after the crowd’s vehicle has passed.
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“The White House is closely monitoring the situation in Waukesha, and our thoughts are with everyone affected by this horrific incident,” the official told CNN.

“We have reached out to government and local officials to provide any support and assistance as needed.”

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