/ 24 November 2021

Christmas parade attacker to be charged

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Police say Wisconsin man Darrell Brooks is set to be charged with 5 counts of intentional homicide after he drove his car through a Christmas parade in Waukesha on Sunday evening. Four of the 5 people killed were from the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies, a local dance troupe. And 48 others were injured in the attack, including 18 children, 6 of whom are critical. Police Chief Daniel Thompson said the incident was “not a terrorist event”. Brooks was involved in a domestic disturbance earlier in the day and had been charged with several violent crimes dating back to 1999. He was on bail at the time of the tragedy. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office said it was conducting an internal review into the decision to grant Brooks bail. Charges are expected to be laid when he appears in court later this morning.

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