Deadly Dallas Standoff Ends After Final Suspect Dies From Explosion; Five Policemen Killed

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**UPDATE 1: We learned just moments via ABC News that the suspect in Thursday nights deadly Dallas shooting did not die from a self-inflicted gun shot wound but rather by bomb detonation.

In a scene reminiscent of a warzone, eleven Dallas police officers were shot overnight by at least two snipers here Thursday night during a protest over police brutality, leaving five officers dead and wounding six, throwing the city into chaos and turning parts of downtown into a massive crime scene by Friday morning. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the snipers had opened fire on officers from “elevated positions” during the protests. A civilian was also wounded. The attack was one of the worst mass shootings of police in U.S. history.

Police described Thursday night's ambush as carefully planned and executed and had taken three people, including a woman, into custody before a fourth died from what Dallas-based media said was a self-inflicted gunshot after a standoff that extended into Friday morning. A fourth suspect exchanged gunfire with police in a tense, hours-long standoff with police overnight, but that confrontation ended early Friday morning when he reportedly shot himself.

The suspect in the standoff had told police "the end is coming" and that more police were going to be hurt and killed. Brown said the suspect also told police "there are bombs all over the place in this garage and downtown".

Police said they were questioning two occupants of a Mercedes they had pulled over after the vehicle sped off on a downtown street with a man who threw a camouflaged bag inside the back of the car. A woman was also taken into custody near the garage where the standoff was taking place.

"We are leaving every motive on the table on why this happened and how this happened," Brown said.

Police are working on the assumption that all four may have been involved in the attack. It appeared the suspects had knowledge of the protest route, allowing them to take up “triangulated” positions above the march and target officers. Police were still searching for other suspects over night, just hours before thousand of workers would fill offices, restaurants and shops in the downtown.

“We still don’t have a complete comfort level that we have all the suspects,” Chief Brown said, adding a search of the area was continuing. Police and city officials said that large areas of downtown would be closed Friday as police continued their investigation.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told Dallas residents to check with a city website and their employers to see if they would have access to their workplaces. Parts of the city are “an active crime scene,” Mayor Rawlings said, “and we are asking you to stay away from that area.”

Police didn't release the identities of the suspects, and said their motives were unclear. The suspects were being questioned by police, but were uncooperative, Chief Brown said.

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The violence started on Thursday night during a peaceful protest in Dallas over the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in St. Paul, MN. At least four attackers, holed up in a downtown garage, used sniper rifles against police officers. The incident then sprawled to the streets, where major corporations, restaurants and courthouses have premises. Police believe the attack was coordinated.

"[They were] working together with rifles, triangulating at elevated positions in different points in the downtown area where the march ended up going," Dallas Police Chief David Brown told a news conference.

Brown also said the suspects had threatened to plant bombs in the downtown Dallas area. Two officers of those injured in the shooting are in surgery while three remain in a critical condition, according to KTRK news. The condition of the sixth injured officer is unknown.

President Barack Obama, while in Poland, said he had spoken to Rawlings and expressed his "deepest condolences" on behalf of the American people. "I believe I speak for every single American when I say that we are horrified over these events and we are united with the people and police department in Dallas," he said.

Obama said the FBI was in contact with the Dallas Police Department and that the federal government would provide any assistance to Dallas as it deals with the incident.

"We still don't know all of the facts. What we do know is that there has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement," he said.

No specific motive has been given for the shootings at the downtown protest, one of many held in major cities across the United States on Thursday. New York police made more than a dozen arrests on Thursday night, while protesters briefly shut down one of Chicago's main arteries.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the shooters, some in elevated positions, used sniper rifles to fire at the officers in what appeared to be a coordinated attack.

"(They were) working together with rifles, triangulating at elevated positions in different points in the downtown area where the march ended up going," Brown told a news conference, adding a civilian was also wounded.

"It has been a devastating night. We are sad to report a fifth officer has died," Dallas police said on Twitter.

Mayor Rawlings advised people to stay away on Friday morning as police combed the area where large areas have been cordoned off and transport halted. Federal authorities also halted commercial air traffic for the area as police helicopters hovered over the scene.

"Our worst nightmare has happened," he said. "It is a heartbreaking moment for the city of Dallas."

Police were conducting bomb sweeps throughout downtown Dallas, where officials said many county offices were to be closed on Friday.

The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is one of the nation's most populous and is home to more than 7 million people.

The use of force by police against African-Americans in cities from Ferguson, Missouri, to Baltimore and New York has sparked periodic and sometimes violent protests in the past two years and has spawned the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

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Motasaurus's picture

Shame on all the "patriots" in the Dallas region who didn't take up arms to free themselves of the tyranny of the US police state. 

How many sparks have to pass before those who proclaim "liberty or death" actually take the opportunity to act?

Supernova Born's picture

What is the shooter's name?

They are hiding it for a reason.

Obama's greatest fear is that this is an ISIS dude that wandered over the non-existant southern border.

 

 

Pladizow's picture

In the end its always the government vs the people!

WakeUpPeeeeeople's picture

LET THE GAMES BEGIN............

Supernova Born's picture

Does this shooter look more ISIS or BLM?

http://gawker.com/video-appears-to-show-dallas-gunman-shooting-officer-a...

(start at :44 to see best view of shooter)

He was certainly trained and reacted with less than a day's notice a big group of concentrated cops at a public protest after the Minnesota shooting.

...and they won't release his NAME.

back to basics's picture

Hilary email scandal off the front pages

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED 

Latina Lover's picture

Not really.... this scandal has legs, very long legs. Trump will pound her into the dirt over it.

 

This is more about...wait for it... gun control!

nmewn's picture

But Comey said there was no...intent...in Bryan Pagliano setting up her email.

It was an accident I guess...lmao!!!

nmewn's picture

Its a weird little false reality world .gov has placed themselves into isn't it?

Meaningless background checks & watch lists...involuntary non-intentional email servers set up by "the smartest woman in the world"...due process & even the simple definition of words in peril.

Run! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!...lol.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

I'd put money on Ice-Siss for this one - prolly having long infiltrated the HannzUpDontShoot BLM movement

beemasters's picture

Tragic loss of lives.

If Hillary had been the shooter, Comey would still report "extreme carelessness" and let her off free. And Loretta would approve.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Josh Earnest reports that the cookies of Russian diplomats were seen in the area.

jbvtme's picture

well at least they've taken the violence out of the classroom...

mtl4's picture

"Anyone involved in these senseless murders will be held fully accountable."

 

.........as long as they didn't donate to the Clinton Foundation.

svayambhu108's picture

Snippers, remind me where in Ukraine did I see that

DeadFred's picture

Hallmark of a false flag is a manufactured story line that hits the media really quick, but with this one they're still trying to catch a clue of what happened. For once something looks real.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

The dude died from a bomb detonation?  Fo' realz?

Citxmech's picture

Any long odds that this was a white supremist group trying to ignite a race war?

You know things are getting bad when the only info folks want/need to know is:  "Were the shooters white, black, or brown?"

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Sure.  Wanna double down that he was also a repressed cop-loving homosexual?

Manthong's picture

Don’t tell me…

The suspect’s names were Lee and Harvey.

Maybe Oswald is still running loose somewhere.

and

"Our worst nightmare has happened,"

No, it happened on Janurary 20, 2009.

 

It’s just a good thing the trillions of dollars spent on all the intrusive USA .gov intel works so well.

 

This op still seems too smooth and effectively targeted not to involve pros.

kwatinhu's picture

Pros don't get caught. This has jihadi brainwashed dumbass written all over it.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) kwatinhu Jul 8, 2016 7:39 AM

This has Black Lives (don't) Matter (when other blacks do the murdering) written all over it.  A few pissed off Obama sons decided to do what dad told them to do.

F*ck you, Obama.

azusgm's picture

BLM would have used handguns, fired a gazillion rounds, and missed with 80% of shots fired. These guys used sniper rifles, took up elevated positions, and connected with targets.

BLM is too random and emotional. If these guys were associated with BLM they would have been as contractors, not organic.

TuPhat's picture

Don't believe the story line exactly as fed to you by the news.  There are already videos out there contradicting the official line.

svayambhu108's picture

BLM, black lives matter or boreau of land management, be specific, both are Obama's sons

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Might have something to do with the recent reports of ISIS training camp just across the mexi border.

I am leaning towards this being the real thing, perpetrated by brainwashed moozies.

Billy the Poet's picture

Yes, it's always the Muslims. They keep stealing my socks, too!

 

 

Bush Baby's picture

Yeah, but for some reason they only steal 1 sock out of the pair just to screw with you, freaking terrorists

sun tzu's picture

Couldn't be the religion of peace. More likely the Amish

Manthong's picture

 

"Pros don't get caught."

If I was a pro I would make sure to have a sacrificial patsy or two up font -- true believers with an IQ of 90.

..and if they got caught alive, I would make sure they did not make it to testimony.

MrBoompi's picture

I agree.  If all of the info we've seen so far is true this was not done by "professionals", who would have struck and immediately melted away into the night.  

Citxmech's picture

If you don't want to get caught (at least right away) and mass casualties are your goal, bombs are going to be your go-to weapon of choice, not rifles.

froze25's picture

American defense authorization act. Second only to the Patriot Act on the anti-Constitution law scale.

Manthong's picture

And BTW, the patsies are the cover story and the justification for the real goal... the ignorance and fear perceived necessary to fuel the next gun grab attempt.

Keep in mind that the majority of the 2,000 "Fast and Furious" false flag weapons are still out there.

Those guns were used to kill people, are still being used to kill people, one even made it to the Paris theater massacre... and they were put there by the Obama regime.

Any regime that would do that type of evil op will do ANYTHING to achieve their nefarious goals.

In this case, it's a twofer... fuel the gun grab attempt and distract from the criminal Hillary.

 

Interesting False Flag read here

 

Firepower's picture

lol

Obongo criticizing from Warsaw.

Suppose he'd be against the

Warsaw Uprising too.

 

Obey Your Masters

Déjà view's picture

Yep...'Bibi' demanded POTUS visit Warsaw Ghetto.

Ignatius's picture

Will we see evidence or just be fed more convenient narratives?

The insanity is coming so fast now there's little time sort things out (that is, Orlando stinks, but Dallas is grabbing the headlines, etc.).  It's more useful to read and understand history than to watch the "news."

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

House of Cards.....WE MAKE THE TERROR!

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

And Obama the Islamofascist and the cowardly tyrant whose career has been that of the Agent Provocateur, the agitator, will blame whom?

That's right.

He and Hillary the Rapist Enabler will blame Trump's "hatred" and "racism" for this shooting.

The blood and murders of this attack rest solely on Obama's hands.

He has been provoking a race war in this country since his Dumbo Ears wafted him into the Oval Office.

DanDaley's picture

We don't need gun control, we need Obama control.

boattrash's picture

"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"

...or maybe this is direct blowback that comes from the U.S. FBI Director, and A.G. announcing that the rule of law no longer applies.

cossack55's picture

Rule of Law replaced with Law of Rules

disc_golfer's picture

Looking forward to seeing the quality of the crisis actors on this one.  All mass shootings should be treated as hoaxes, until proven otherwise. 

nmewn's picture

Gosh, I sure hope Obama doesn't come on TeeVee and tell the peeps the shooters were not on .gov watch lists and were cleared to buy their weapons after FBI background checks...legally.

That might make him and his mammoth Nanny State bureaucracies look...farcically incompetent in their proposals & policies...or sumpin ;-)

ramius's picture

oh no, he just said people need to ect against racism . Which makes me wonder, who is baiting who? BLM or Black Panthers? 

CheapBastard's picture

Soweto's hateful talk has produced results he wants and esp to divert attention away from the failed economy and corruption in DC.

JusticeTBuford's picture

A couple of these "events" and officers wont want to take to the streets.........

 

what's all this silly talk about email?