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DHS head: Dallas suspect apparently acted alone

3 months 1 week 6 days ago July 08, 2016 Jul 8, 2016 Friday, July 08 2016 July 08, 2016 4:58 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

DALLAS - The head of the Department of Homeland Security says 'there appears to have been 1 gunman' in the attack that killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said at a news conference Friday in New York City that the lone suspect, Micah Xavier Johnson, doesn't appear to have had any known "links to or inspiration from any international terrorist organization."

Police killed the 25-year-old Johnson with a robot-delivered bomb early Friday after negotiations for his surrender failed. Dallas Police Chief David Brown says Johnson said he was angry about the recent killings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and that he wanted to kill whites, particularly white officers. Johnson was black.

The attack happened at a protest about those recent killings by police. Two civilians were also wounded.

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