Multiple snipers kill 4 police officers, wound several in Dallas

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DALLAS — Multiple snipers shot 11 police officers from a building during a protest against police brutality, killing four, Dallas Police said Thursday night.

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown earlier said two officers were in surgery and three were in critical condition.

Brown initially said 10 officers were shot, but a short time later said an 11th officer had been shot in an exchange of gunfire with one of the suspects. The officers include Dallas Police and Dallas Area Rapid Transit officers. Those shot were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center.

Talking to reporters late Thursday, Brown said police were circulating a photo of a “person of interest” in the case who appeared to be openly carrying a rifle during the march. That person turned himself in, according to a later tweet by the department.

Another person was taken into custody after a shootout. The bomb squad was checking out a suspicious package discovered after the shootout, police said.

Brown said Dallas police had contacted the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “to help us search for both these suspects — or maybe it’s more — and to do a very thorough search of this area where we believe there might be a bomb planted.”

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