BREAKING: Fifth Officer Dies in Dallas Shootout, Sniper Suspect Dead

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The police chief said that shootings appeared to be coordinated and planned, as the moves displayed a knowledge of the rally’s intended path through the city and an attempt to ‘triangulate’ police.

One of the suspected Dallas shooters has been “neutralized, NBC affiliate KXAS reports, after the suspect threatened the “end is coming” for police officers.

Meanwhile, a fifth police officer has died of their injuries, the Dallas Police Department said.

“The suspect we’re negotiating with … has told our negotiators that the end is coming and he’s going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place and downtown, so we’re being very careful with our tactics, so we don’t put our officers in harm’s way, or the citizens.”

— Dallas Police Chief David Brown

Eleven officers were shot by two snipers, who opened fire from elevated positions in a coordinated attack after a rally in Dallas, Texas. The rally was being held to protest the deaths of two black men this week at the hands of police.

At the press conference held close to 2 a.m. ET, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said a suspect, who was holed up in a second-floor garage in the city’s downtown area, was exchanging gunfire with police and “not being very cooperative.”

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“The suspect we’re negotiating with … has told our negotiators that the end is coming and he’s going to hurt and kill more of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place and downtown, so we’re being very careful with our tactics, so we don’t put our officers in harm’s way, or the citizens,” Brown said. KXAS reported later that the threat had been “neutralized”.

[Read the full story here, at cnbc.com]

He said a woman had been taken into custody after she was observed by police carrying a camouflaged bag, which she put into a car that then sped off. The vehicle was stopped by police and they were currently questioning two occupants, Brown said.

A view of the downtown Dallas area from the KXAS/NBC news helicopter, as police swarm the area.

KXAS | NBC News – A view of the downtown Dallas area from the KXAS/NBC news helicopter, as police swarm the area.

Earlier, police said that a suspect had been taken into custody after a shootout, and the bomb517YHzhUixL._SL250_ squad was examining a suspicious package found near the location of that suspect.

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Brown told the press conference, however that he did not have a “complete comfort level that we have all the suspects,” and that a rigorous search of the downtown area was continuing.

The police chief said that shootings appeared to be coordinated and planned, as the moves displayed a knowledge of the rally’s intended path through the city and an attempt to “triangulate” police.

But he said he was leaving the possible motive wide open as to “how this happened, why it happened.”

Dallas PD made a number of statements and tweets throughout Thursday night, as the death toll rose and police exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Eleven officers were shot in total and five have died so far – three from wounds sustained during the sniper attacks and one during a subsequent gun fight. It was not clear when the fifth deceased officer was injured…(read more)

Source: cnbc.com


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