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The scene after a driver plows through a holiday parade in Wisconsin

As marching bands played and residents lined the street, a driver in a red SUV sped through a holiday parade in Waukesha, Wis., early Sunday evening, plowing into a crowd. Five people were killed, and more than 40 were injured, officials said. Authorities have recovered the driver’s vehicle and have taken one person into custody, Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said at a news conference Sunday evening. He did not comment on a possible motive behind the attack and declined to specify the exact number of casualties. The victims, he said, included children. The car struck people in the parade about 4:40 p.m. local time, Thompson said, about 40 minutes after the event began.

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The SUV, moments before plowing into a crowd.

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People run after the SUV sped through the parade.

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Police and emergency vehicles arrive at the scene.

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People take shelter in a store.

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Emergency personnel tend to victims.

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People embrace as emergency responders and passersby attend to the injured.

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Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson speaks to reporters.

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A broken stroller in downtown Waukesha.

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Police canvass the streets in downtown Waukesha.

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Police cordoned off the crime scene.

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Police inspect the scene.

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Debris lies along Main Street.

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Police measure orange markers of debris.

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A shoe is circled in spray paint to mark as evidence.

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Firefighters and police officers clean up Main Street.

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Chairs are left abandonded on Main Street the morning after the incident.

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Evidence markers on a downtown sidewalk.

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Officials pause in prayer at City Hall.

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A woman puts up a sign outside City Hall.

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People gather in Cutler Park for a vigil in honor of those who died in the Christmas parade tragedy.

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Hundreds attend the vigil.

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A woman writes on a memorial cross at the vigil.

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Mayor Shawn Reilly speaks at the vigil.

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A young girl, holding a stuffed animal and candle attends the vigil.

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