SUV drives into parade in New Mexico, injures several people including two officers

Gallup, New Mexico A man in a large SUV paraded in New Mexico on Thursday, injuring several people, including two police officers.

State Police Lieutenant Mark Soriano said no one was killed in the incident in the city of Gallup and could not elaborate, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

New Mexico State Police said on Twitter that the driver was in custody and they were investigating the incident.

“Several people, including two Gallup PD officers, were injured and are being treated,” the tweet said.

In the video posted on social media, it can be seen that the vehicle is moving into the crowd and people are scrambling to move out of the way.

The parade was part of the celebration of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, which was established in 1922 to honor Native American and Indigenous heritage.

The president of the Navajo Nation, Jonathan Nez, was there, and said that he and his party members could have been killed if they did not respond quickly, CBS Albuquerque Affiliate KRQE-TV Report,

“We were on the way to the vehicle. Thank God, the people around me, our team members or council representatives. Didn’t get hit by the vehicle,” Nez said in the statement shortly after the incident.

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