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Carroll College in Waukesha below lockdown after automobile rams metropolis parade

A campus of a local college in Waukesha, Wisconsin was placed under lockdown due to “an ongoing incident” shortly after a car drove through the city’s Christmas parade. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related.

Carroll University, located some 1,5 miles from where the events at the parade unfolded, announced that its campus was placed on lockdown on Sunday evening.

The Carroll University campus is on lockdown due to an ongoing incident. Please stay safe and in your location until further notice and shelter in place. Updates will be provided ASAP.

— Carroll University (@carrollu) November 22, 2021

The private liberal arts college urged students and staff to “shelter in place” until further notice.

Waukesha parade incident: Police confirm fatalities, ‘person of interest’ in custody

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This alert was issued a couple of hours after a car ran through the parade meant as a celebration of the upcoming Christmas. The festivities that featured dancers, including a group known as The Dancing Grannies, and an orchestra, kicked off at 4 p.m local time, with the event being broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.

The broadcast, however, was taken down after a red SUV collided with the crowd. The driver first stormed through a police barrier and sped up towards the revellers, seemingly showing no intention to stop. More than two dozen people were taken to hospitals, including 11 adults and 12 children. Police confirmed that the incident also resulted in a number of fatalities, but did not reveal how many people lost their lives.

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