– Gunman opens fire at Dallas police headquarters, leading to armed standoff (, June 13, 2015):
A lone gunman opened fire at the Dallas police headquarters early Saturday morning, authorities said, leading to a standoff that has continued for several hours.
The suspect was shot by a sniper and authorities are trying to determine if the individual is still alive, Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown said at a news conference Saturday morning.
Police said that the gunfire began at about 12:30 a.m. outside the police headquarters at 1400 South Lamar Street. Witnesses reported seeing what appeared to be multiple people firing automatic weapons at the police station, authorities said.
No officers were injured, Brown said.
– Bombs planted in attack on Dallas police headquarters (Reuters, June 13, 2015):
Bombs were planted outside Dallas Police headquarters in an attack early on Saturday that may have involved as many as four gunmen firing automatic weapons, police said.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters that a motive for the attack was not yet known, but he also said there had been threats and attacks on police elsewhere in the country in the past few months.
One of the devices, a pipe bomb, exploded when a police robot attempted to move it. Another, which was under a police vehicle, was detonated by a bomb squad, according to the police department.