Dallas police were locked in a standoff early Friday after snipers
shot 11 officers, five fatally, during a
protest over recent shootings in
Minnesota and Louisiana.
Three people were in custody and a
fourth suspect was exchanging
gunfire with authorities in a parking
garage downtown, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said.
The remaining suspect "has told our
negotiators that the end is coming,
and he is going to hurt and kill more
of us, meaning law enforcement, and that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and downtown," Brown said.
At least two snipers fired from an
elevated positions on police officers
minutes before 9 p.m. CT, according
to Brown. He described the shootings as "ambush style." "We believe that these suspects were
positioning themselves in a way to
triangulate on these officers from two different perches in garages in the downtown area, and planned to
injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could,"
he told a news conference — noting that some were shot in the back.
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