5 Officers killed, several injured in Dallas protest attack
Chaos erupted Thursday night in downtown Dallas when gunshots rang out during what began as a peaceful protest calling for justice in the wake of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, two black men who were killed earlier in the week by police. Five officers were shot and killed, 6 others were injured. An update on their condition has not been released
Witnesses began tweeting and posting videos of the aftermath.suspect died in a standoff with police, after making threats about explosives. "The suspect told our negotiators that the end is coming," Brown said
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The mayor said officers used explosives to 'blast him out.'
BREAKING: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says the suspect in a standoff with police has died.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 8, 2016
After conducting a sweep of the area, no explosives were found.
Primary and secondary sweeps for explosives are complete and no explosives found. #dallasshooting— Maj. Max Geron (@MaxDPD) July 8, 2016
The police department's Twitter account sent out updates throughout the night and into early Friday.
It has been a devastating night. We are sad to report a fifth officer has died.— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
Update: pic.twitter.com/ukWSZJeZo3— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
Update: pic.twitter.com/qBJe3q0EtN— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016
With heavy hearts, we are devastated to report a fourth officer has been killed.— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016