Over 40 people were injured in the attack

Police say at least five people have died after a car plowed into a Christmas parade in the US.

Witnesses in Waukesha, Wisconsin say the SUV drove at speed, hitting children’s dance teams and marching bands.

So far, 5 are confirmed to have died while more than 40 others are injured.

11 adults and 12 children were taken to hospital.

Source: Twitter (@cityofWaukesha) 

Officers say a “person of interest” is in police custody.

The event was live-streamed on Facebook, and a portion of the video showed a red SUV driving through the parade at what appeared to be a high rate of speed followed by gasps and sirens.

Source: Twitter (@joe_anklam) 

 

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