Waukesha Police Chief: ‘There Was No Police Pursuit That Led Up To This Incident’

Waukesha Police Chief: ‘There Was No Police Pursuit That Led Up To This Incident’


On Monday, Waukesha police chief Daniel Thompson, responding to rumors that police were pursuing the suspect in the horrific incident on Sunday in Waukesha, Wisconsin, before he plowed into a Christmas parade and killed at least five people and injured more than 40 people others, stated firmly, “I want to dispel some rumors: there was no pursuit that led up to this incident.” He warned, “The Waukesha Police Department website is the only source for information. Do not release information from any other source as it has not been vetted and could lead to false information.”

In the aftermath of the incident, some media outlets focused on reporting that the suspect, who has been charged with five murders, had been “fleeing” another crime scene when he

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