Residents of Waukesha, Wisconsin are grieving after a tragic assault on their city’s Christmas parade Sunday evening and witness Thomas Kluka, who protected his household from being hit, voiced on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” that the motive force appeared to have malicious intent.
“It was absolutely intentional,” Kluka stated. “He was attempting to go round all of the floats and all the things and that’s how he obtained so near us.”
He attended the parade along with his spouse and younger daughter who he saved from being hit by the motive force by pushing her out of hurt’s method. The motive force sped down the block the place the parade marched on, killing 5 and injuring greater than 40 folks.
“We’re simply fortunate to be alive,” he stated. “I really feel so dangerous for the those that didn’t make it or are actually in essential situation.”
Kluka’s daughter was shaken up after witnessing the tragedy, he stated, particularly since she couldn’t perceive “what was actually occurring.”
“You all the time see these things within the motion pictures however by no means in actual life,” he stated. “It’s going to have an effect on her for some time.”
The suspect Darrell Brooks was lately arrested — simply 10 days previous to the incident in the identical county — and was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering security, felony bail leaping, battery, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. Kluka questioned why there wasn’t a more in-depth eye being stored on him.
“I simply pray that this will get higher,” he stated. “This was a time of happiness. We come yearly. My daughter’s been right here for fourteen years and by no means had a problem.”