The driver, who drove into the crowd of people in Waukesha, Wisconsin, probably fled from somewhere else where the crime was committed, reports US CNN. CBS said investigators doubted the terrorist motive of the crime. On Sunday, the driver of the off-road vehicle hit the participants of the Christmas parade at high speed. Five people died and over 40 were injured.
“There are facts that the Waukesha suspect was fleeing a crime scene when he hit the parade route,” US CNN reported Monday, citing police sources. The same information was also provided by CBS, adding that investigators doubt the terrorist motive of the perpetrator of the tragedy.
Media: he was released on bail
The local radio station News / Talk 1130 WISN reported that the suspects are repeatedly convicted 39-year-old black man, previously accused of domestic violence. Two days before a tragic event he was released on bail. According to radio sources, the man was supposed to be engaged in a fight just before the parade – probably with a knife – and escape from the crime scene.
Video footage of the Sunday event shows a red all-terrain vehicle breaking through police barriers at high speed and entering the city’s Christmas parade, hitting many people.
According to local authorities, at least five people were killed and more than 40 were injured. Children are among the victims.
Main photo source: TANNEN MAURY / PAP / EPA