More specific information on the act was not given. A spokesman pointed out that the relatives would be notified first. The background to the incident was initially completely unclear.
According to the information, numerous children were among the victims: The fire brigade announced that eleven adults and twelve children had been taken to hospitals. Among other things, it was unclear whether the car was deliberately driven into the crowd. The police spoke of a “chaotic” situation and a “tragic incident”. But there is no further threat. A suspicious vehicle was found and a person was in custody. However, the police were not more precise. The spokesman emphasized that the investigation was ongoing.
The incident occurred in Waukesha, a suburb of the city of Milwaukee. The Waukesha Christmas Parade took place in the small town on Sunday afternoon (local time).