A suspected gunman who ambushed Dallas police headquarters Saturday morning using an armored vehicle was shot and is believed to be dead, the city’s police chief said.
SWAT snipers shot at the suspect through the windshield of his van after a standoff with him, Police Chief David Brown said. But because officers found bags with explosives that had been “spread out all over police headquarters,” police were not approaching the van, he said.
“The suspect, during negotiations, expressed that the van he was traveling in was rigged with explosives,” Brown said. “Our officers are not approaching that vehicle, but instead, our bomb technicians are deploying the robot and plan to detonate specific areas around the van to ensure that it’s not rigged to explode.”
Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown says the man involved in the attack on police headquarters and standoff in Hutchins identified himself as James Boulware. Police said that was the name given but that they have not confirmed the man is who he says he is.
“There were 3 family violence cases against this suspect and there apparently was some kind of custody issue, as a result of these family violence issues,” Brown said Saturday morning. “We had no other indication of this suspect threatening police officers or threatening police facilities.”
Brown says investigators believe the man acted alone in the early-morning attack on Dallas police headquarters, despite early witness reports that others may have taken part. Police recovered two explosive devices near the building.
Brown says the man identified himself as James Boulware and said he blamed police for losing custody of his son and “accusing him of being a terrorist.”
Police also found duffel bags near police vehicles at the site. One of them included pipe bombs. At mid-morning, police said that two explosive devices were found at police headquarters and that all suspect packages had been cleared.
One explosive device left under a police vehicle went off around 5:45 a.m. local time as officers attempted to approach it with a bomb squad robot, according to Dallas Police Maj. Max Geron on Twitter.
The initial attack unfolded around 12:30 a.m. local time with at least one suspect was parked in front of the police department building, Brown said. When officers arrived, the suspect rammed the squad cars with his van, shot at officers with an automatic weapon, as officers returned fire. No officers were injured.
Source: [NBC News]
Some are raising the #FalseFlag. In particular how the Dallas PD twitter feed has timely updates like a script. Also how video was conveniently captured by unsuspecting witnesses who happened to be filming at the precise moment. Is this #JadeHelm15 ?