Early Morning Attack On Dallas Police

This police car was hit by a hail of gunfire outside of Dallas Police Headquarters this morning. Source: Dallas Police Departmenta, via Twitter.

This police car was hit by a hail of gunfire outside of Dallas Police Headquarters this morning. Source: Dallas Police Department, via Twitter.

DEVELOPING STORY: (2nd Update 1:22 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) An attack on Dallas police involving gunfire and bombs occurred early today at about 12:27 a.m. local time. The attack occurred outside Jack Evans Police Headquarters. The occupied building, which was hit by gunfire, is named after a former Dallas mayor and businessman.

A police car outside was shot at and rammed by the suspect vehicle, which appears to be a blue van that may have the protections of armor and bullet-proof glass. One or more pipe bombs in a “bag” were found outside headquarters and exploded when picked up by a robot, police said.

It initially was believed from witness statements that multiple suspects were involved in the attack, but developing information suggests it was a lone gunman/bomber. No police officer has been injured so far, authorities said.

After being shot at, Dallas police shot back, and a chase ensued. The chase, police said, led “south of Dallas to the parking lot of a Jack in the Box at 121 South Interstate 45 Service Road in Hutchins.” Another gun battle occurred there, police said.

At approximately 4:35 a.m., police fired a .50 caliber weapon into the vehicle to disable it, the department said. It is possible the suspect is dead, police said moments ago on Twitter.

There is concern the van may be laden with explosives.

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  2. From Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

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    AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today released the following statement on the attack on the Dallas Police Department:

    “The attack on the Dallas Police Department and its officers is a dangerous reminder of the unpredictable threats our men and women in law enforcement face every day. Led by Chief David Brown, the department’s response has been professional, working to end this situation as quickly, and as safely, as possible.

    “Law enforcement, be they our local police officers, state law enforcement or federal agents, stand between law-abiding citizens, safe communities and those whose intentions are to destroy lives and our sense of security. We support and appreciate their selfless and effective efforts to keep our cities and state safe.”

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    Source: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/oagnews/release.php?id=5108

    Patrick

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  4. Sounds like they used an AquaRam charge on the armored van (yes, it’s former LEO use)

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