Attack at Dallas Police Headquarters

By Calibre Press  |   Jun 13, 2015

At least one attacker opened fire on Dallas’ police headquarters early Saturday, riddling windows and police cars with bullets before fleeing in a van to a suburban restaurant parking lot, where officers surrounded the vehicle in a standoff that has lasted for hours.

SWAT team snipers “shot at the suspect … through the front windshield of the van, striking the suspect,” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said Saturday morning of a man suspected of spraying the Dallas police headquarters with bullets hours earlier…. More at CNN.com

An eyewitness video:

Details released from Dallas Police Department at 3:45am:

  • On June 13, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., witnesses observed what they believed to be multiple suspects firing gun shots at the Dallas Police Headquarters at 1400 South Lamar Street.
  • The suspects were parked in front of headquarters. Patrol elements arrived, at which time the suspects rammed a Dallas Police squad car and began shooting at officers, striking the squad cars.
  • There were no officers struck.   Officers returned fire at which time the suspect fled the location in what witnesses say is an armored vehicle.
  • Officers chased the suspects south of Dallas to the parking lot of a Jack in the Box at 121 South Interstate 45 Service Road in Hutchins at approximately 12:44 a.m.
  • While in the parking lot, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and officers.  Squad cars were struck, however no officers were injured.
  • The suspects refused to exit the vehicle, at which time officers set up a perimeter.
  • SWAT has since been called to the scene and began negotiations with the suspects.
  • SWAT officers are currently talking to the suspects and working to find a peaceful and safe resolution.
  • The suspect gave a name to identify himself as James Boulware, a White male, 5’10”, 200 pounds. This is the name given, however it has not been confirmed that this is the person we are talking to.
  • Dallas Police Headquarters and all seven substations are secure. Our Explosives Ordinance Detonation Unit is investigating four suspicious bags left in front of Dallas Police Headquarters. One bag is confirmed to have explosives inside, pipe bombs.
  • We are in process of evacuating residents of the Southside on Lamar Complex, located at 1409 South Lamar Street.
  • No Dallas police officers have been injured. This is preliminary information and we are working diligently to gather more details regarding this incident.
  • We will provide more updates as soon as we gather more information. We are active on Twitter, Facebook and DPDBeat.com.
  • At this time we cannot confirm the suspect’s motive. We also appreciate the help and support of other agencies such as DSO, Hutchins PD, Garland PD, Mesquite PD, the FBI and DPS.
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