Dallas suspect claims to have planted bombs – police chief

2016-07-08 08:48
Dallas police respond after shots were fired during a protest over recent fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. (Maria R Olivas, AP)

Dallas police respond after shots were fired during a protest over recent fatal shootings by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. (Maria R Olivas, AP)

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Washington – Dallas police exchanged gunfire early on Friday with a suspect in a deadly shooting that has killed four officers who warned negotiators there were "bombs all over the place" in downtown Texas, officials said.

"The suspect that we are negotiating with that has exchanged gunfire with us over the last 45 minutes has told our negotiators that the end is coming, and he is 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," Police Chief David Brown told reporters.

"So we are being very careful in our tactics so we don't injure our citizens in Dallas as we negotiate further."

While negotiations are in progress, the chief says the suspect is not co-operating and has told negotiators he intends to hurt more law enforcement officials.

Brown says authorities are not certain all suspects have been located.

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