The number of casualties in the American city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, where an SUV drove into a crowd of participants in the Christmas parade, has reached 40, local police said. Also it became known about five dead. The suspect has been detained. His personality and motives are not named.
“At the moment, we can confirm that five people died and more than 40 were injured. However, these numbers are subject to change as more information is collected. Many people traveled to local hospitals on their own. A person of interest is in custody at the police department, ”police Waukeshaw said on Facebook. The reasons for the incident are not named.
Earlier it was reported that several people died in the incident, and at least 23 people were hospitalized, including 12 children. The police found a car that hit people. An eyewitness told Reuters that the car hit a dance team of girls aged nine to 15.