Downtown Dallas ambush: Five policemen shot dead, suspect identified

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Police attacked in downtown Dallas on Thursday, July 7 night. According to the Police say multiple gunmen opened fire on Dallas Police officers, at a protest staged against police brutality nationwide. The attack began with gunshots from snipers, that killed five officers. At least 11 officers were shot.

Dallas attack on police

The protest was spurred after the police shot two African-American men in Louisiana and Minnesota. It was during the protest that the ambush began, and ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed.

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Apart from the five police officers were killed another seven were injured in the ambush. This attack is being termed as the deadliest single incident for U.S. law administration since September 11, 2001. The gunshots also hit two civilians.

Chief David Brown stated, that the suspect was killed with an explosive device subsequent to a standoff that lasted hours. “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb.”

David Brown further detailed that most of the injured police officers have been released from the hospital. He said that they are in stable condition. He urged the community to support the police. “Please, we need your support to be able to protect you from men like these, who carried out this tragic, tragic event.”