Suspect in Waukesha parade incident was reportedly fleeing a knife fight, official says

Waukesha parade route.
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The suspect identified as having allegedly driven his car through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wis. on Sunday, "killing at least five people and injuring more than 40," was reportedly "speeding away" from a separate incident, a law enforcement official told The Washington Post.

Suspect Darrell Brooks, 39, was apparently "at the scene of a reported knife fight," then fled "in the red SUV when police arrived at that scene," the Post reports, per the official. Brooks is believed to have been behind the wheel of the car when it then drove into the parade route.

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