Fox News Channel is reporting 11 officers have been shot, 4 are confirmed dead, 7 officers are injured with 3 in critical condition. Two high elevation snipers have been identified, others suspected. Two suspects reported to be in custody; including the person of interest.
Bomb Threat Being Investigated
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Person of Interest (Photographed at scene)
Fox 4 Twitter Feed (at the scene)
Protests organized by national advocacy group Black Lives Matter turned violent Thursday evening in one of Texas’ largest cities, when shots were fired near Belo Gardens Park, in the downtown area of Dallas; near Main St. and Lamar.
KDFW Dallas reports:
Police are responding to an active shooter after two officers were shot during protest in downtown Dallas Thursday afternoon. An officer on the scene confirmed that at least two officers were shot but their conditions are unknown. At lease one officer has been rushed to the hospital. Police sources tell FOX 4 one suspect is down while a second possible suspect is in a downtown Dallas garage and wearing a bulletproof vest and tactical gear. A police source says at least 3 – 6 officers have been shot. Their conditions are not known. The shooting happened just before 9 p.m. as the protestors were marching near Lamar and Main St. SWAT officers are on scene and guns have been drawn near the building.
Police are advising people to avoid downtown Dallas for the time being.