Breaking: Dallas Man in Standoff After Gun Attack on Police Department, Explosives Found
There are conflicting reports coming out of Dallas about an armored vehicle firing at police and then leading them on a chase near the police department.
According to the press conference, four bags were left in front of the Dallas Police Department with pipe bombs. A man named James Boulware is in the armored vehicle, and he is currently negotiating with the police at 4:56 AM EST.
The man told the police that they took his child and called him a terrorist, and that he’s “going to blow them up.”
Police have also said that there were witness reports of shooting coming from a second shooter in a building nearby. Some witnesses say as many as four people were in the van, but only one has been identified.
The police said that the suspect identified himself as James Boulware and that he had a history of domestic violence. I found this story of a very violent incident by a man of the same name in Dallas:
A Paris man was arrested after family members reported to authorities that they were concerned he could go on a shooting spree.
Officers say they did find several guns in his house, but none in his car. On Tuesday, officers throughout North Texas were told to be on the lookout after the man allegedly threatened his family members and mentioned he might hurt others.
Officers confiscated several guns from a Paris home, after arresting the owner. “There are four or five long guns and three or four pistols, tubs full of ammunition, and the body armor,” says Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley.
James Boulware, 33, allegedly grabbed and choked his mother in Dallas on Tuesday morning, and he has made other threats, police and family members said.
“That he was going to just kill all the adult members of the family and then that’s when he made the comment he may shoot up some churches and schools,” says Hundley.
“He had been talking about the schools and churches being soft targets, being easy targets because no one in them was armed,” a man who identified himself as Boulware’s brother “Andrew” said.
“Andrew” said Boulware showed up at his Red River County property on Tuesday, looking for some guns “Andrew” took from Boulware’s house. “I was able to figure out his one combination, I didn’t realize that his gun safe had two combinations on it,” says “Andrew.”
“He used to be a mechanic and then he got a mobile van and was running around trying to get business doing that,” says neighbor Andra Hogue.
Apparently one of the bags has exploded while police were moving it:
Here are some videos from social media:
Another video of the Dallas PD Shooting tonight. pic.twitter.com/qTD5khMTYA
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 13, 2015
A witness told police that the suspects, who opened fire about 12:30 a.m., were in an armored vehicle. Police responded to the incident, the Dallas Police Department tweeted.
Police pursued the gunman and trapped the vehicle on an interstate, The Dallas Morning New reported citing a police source.