Police Eye Possibility Christmas Parade Crash Driver Was Fleeing Another Crime

Police Eye Possibility Christmas Parade Crash Driver Was Fleeing Another Crime Police Eye Possibility Christmas Parade Crash Driver Was Fleeing Another Crime Waukesha, Wisconsin, Police Chief Dan Thompson speaks at a press conference Sunday night. (Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

SCOTT BAUER, MIKE BALSAMO and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Monday, 22 November 2021 08:25 AM

Investigators are examining whether the person who drove an SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee Sunday may have been fleeing from a crime when he crashed into the paradegoers, a law enforcement source says.

An official briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that investigators were questioning a person in custody about the earlier crimet, which the source described as an altercation involving a knife.

The official, who cautioned the investigation was still in the early stages and was continuing to develop, could not discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

The city of Waukesha posted on its social media accounts that it could confirm at least five died and more than 40 were injured at the Sunday parade, while noting that it was still collecting information.