A man engaged in a standoff with police has also reportedly claimed that bombs have been placed all over Dallas.The news comes after two snipers shot dead four police officers and wounded seven others at a protest. Two suspects are in custody, but it is not known how many others remain at large.
There is chaos and panic in Dallas as protesters hide or flee. Police chief David Brown described the armed standoff with the suspect that at that point – half an hour ago – had already been going on for 45 minutes.
He said the man had exchanged gunfire with officers on the second floor of a garage (multi-storey car park).
Brown said the suspect had told them: “The end is coming and he’s going to hurt and kill more of us – meaning law enforcement – and that there are bombs all over the place in this garage and in downtown.”