Update: The suspect has been identified.
Update: The death toll is now five dead and over thirty other people injured.
There was a terrorist attack on the annual Waukesha, WI Christmas parade.
A red SUV smashed through police barricades and then intentionally mowed down a High School marching band. At least twenty-three people were injured. There are claims on social media that two of the victims have died. About half the injured are said to be under 18.
The perpetrator fled the scene and parked the SUV in a driveway. He is now in custody. The authorities have not released any details about him. However, there are claims that a police officer described the suspect as a “Black male” over the scanner. A witness described the perp as “a Black male with dreadlocks” on a live newscast. Blurry photographs appear to show a Black male driving the SUV.
There are reports of shots fired from the vehicle. However, police say an officer fired at the car as it smashed through a barricade.
Waukesha is an outer suburb of Milwaukee. It is about 85% White and 3% Black.
CHILLING VIDEO: These images show the moment a driver in an SUV plowed through the Waukesha Christmas Parade this afternoon. At least 20 people have been injured. We’re waiting on more updates. Here’s what we know: https://t.co/4tVqtt7Uya pic.twitter.com/EAjT1HYfUC
— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) November 22, 2021
Police scanner describes suspect as a black male
Footage of injured victims and 1 dead in Waukesha, Wisconsin, after tragic Christmas parade attack. pic.twitter.com/lym9ijmfld
— tikleak (@tikleak) November 22, 2021
This is a video of the aftermath on the attack on the Christmas parade in Waukesha.
Warning: Graphic Footage. pic.twitter.com/jfBCwgKGse
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) November 22, 2021
(CAUTION: At least one suspect in the car attack is reportedly still at large in the area.)
‼️#live #waukesha Christmas parade attack 11/21/21 ‼️ https://t.co/dr4bE4S5DV via @YouTube pic.twitter.com/TZXHWu7eSj
— Rex Young (@rexyoungdotcom) November 22, 2021
Waukesha witness caught on hot mic describing driver as black guy with dreadlocks.
He didn’t know it was on air. @ramzpaul pic.twitter.com/9f1aMwyzh8
— ✨Cringe Panda Fan Club 🐼🇺🇸🇧🇷 💚🤍💜 (@StarringAstra) November 22, 2021