Shooters killed five officers during protests against police in downtown Dallas, marking the deadliest single attack on law enforcement since September 11, 2001.
Gunshots rang out Thursday night during demonstrations against the shooting deaths of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota.
A total of 11 officers were shot, Dallas police said. A standoff is underway as authorities try to negotiate with a suspect in a downtown garage.
It was the deadliest single attack on law enforcement since the 2001 terror attacks, when 72 officers died, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Here are facts of the shooting according to CNN:
— A total of 10 police officers were shot by snipers during the protests, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. An 11th officer was shot during an exchange of gunfire with one of the suspects, authorities said.
— Brown said it’s unclear how many suspects were involved, but three people are in custody.
— Dallas police have been negotiating and exchanging gunfire with a suspect for hours at a parking garage in downtown.
— “The suspect has told our negotiators that the end is coming,” Brown said.
— The suspect told negotiators more officers are going to be hurt, and added that there are bombs planted all over downtown Dallas.