Earlier today in downtown Dallas, Texas, a 22-year-old man in a balaclava and “combat gear” opened fire at the outside of a federal courthouse. It wasn’t long before good guys with guns returned fire and ended up killing the gunman. Thankfully this happened before any innocents or officers were injured. From the sounds of it, the gunman wasn’t anywhere near out of ammo and may have had an explosive device in his vehicle . . .
According to Dallas News:
Dallas police detonated a suspicious device about 10:40 a.m. that was found in the 2003 Nissan Altima Clyde had driven to the courthouse. The blast was strong enough to shake sapling trees blocks away.
DeSarno would not confirm Monday afternoon whether law enforcement found explosives inside the car.
So “a suspicious device” was detonated by police but was that device itself dangerous in any way? Unknown at this time.
What we do know from photos and descriptions is that the gunman was carrying an AR15 and at least 150 rounds of ammunition if we’re to assume the magazines that were on him were loaded.
Details will continue coming to light and, no doubt, changing as we find out more. And it sure sounds like they’ve put enough people on the case. Also from the Dallas News article:
…more than 200 FBI agents and other law enforcement are investigating the shooting. Investigators expect they will have multiple videos from several angles to watch as they determine what happened.
Sure enough, in 2019 videos are all but guaranteed. Here are just a couple of the myriad videos we can expect to see over the next few days:
More to come as updates and confirmed information is released.