Police: City is safe; Dallas shooter was the lone attacker - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police: City is safe; Dallas shooter was the lone attacker

Posted: Updated:
PHOTO: NBC DFW PHOTO: NBC DFW
Micah Xavier Johnson, suspect who was killed after a standoff in the ambush of 12 Dallas police officers on Friday. (PHOTO: Facebook) Micah Xavier Johnson, suspect who was killed after a standoff in the ambush of 12 Dallas police officers on Friday. (PHOTO: Facebook)
Statement from Dallas PD's Twitter Statement from Dallas PD's Twitter
DALLAS -

UPDATE: 12 police officers were shot, five are dead. Two civilians were shot in the incident last night.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says authorities believe a 25-year-old suspect in the attack that killed five police officers and wounded seven others was the lone attacker and that the city is safe.
    
Rawlings said at a news conference Friday that he believes the city can start healing now.
    
Police killed the suspect, Micah Xavier Johnson, using a robot-delivered bomb after they say negotiations with him failed. Two civilians also were wounded.
    
Gov. Greg Abbott says that although investigators believe Johnson was the only gunman, he thinks it's imperative to make sure that there weren't any co-conspirators or people who may have known in advance about the attack.

Chief David Brown said at a news conference Friday that the suspect said he was upset about recent police shootings and wanted to kill white people, particularly white officers.

NBC News reports that Micah Johnson is an Army veteran, and that he left the Army Reserve in 2015, nine months after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. According to an employment application obtained by NBC News, he was working as an aide for mentally challenged children and adults before Thursday's mass shooting.

PREVIOUS:

Four police officers are dead and several more are wounded after snipers started shooting at a rally in Dallas, the local NBC affiliate reports. The rally was organized in protest of the deadly officer-involved shootings in other cities this week.

Police say 11 officers were shot by two snipers. Four of those officers died, and three more were in critical condition Thursday night. Police also say one civilian was wounded.

In a live press conference at 10:30 p.m. PST, police said that three people were in custody in connection to the shootings; and a fourth suspect was exchanging gunfire with officers. That suspect made several threats during negotiations with police. Police say the suspect said that the "end was near", that he will "hurt more officers", and that there are "many more bombs" planted in the downtown Dallas area.

NBC-DFW says that law enforcement is investigating the possibility that the suspects may have planted bombs downtown.

The gunfire broke out around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Live TV video showed protesters marching along a street in downtown when the shots erupted and the crowd scattered, seeking cover. 

Several hundred people were gathered at the Thursday night rally, where they began their march through downtown in protest of the shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.

"We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves to triangulate on our officers and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could," Dallas Police Chief David Brown said.

Police  tweeted out a photo of a person of interest, who then turned himself into police.

NBC DFW talked to the brother of that suspect, who said his brother had nothing to do with the shooting, and turned over his gun to police when the shooting started.

Thursday night, several local agencies began posting support for Dallas on social media.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Kids walk home due to crowded bus

    Friday, February 23 2018 8:18 PM EST2018-02-24 01:18:23 GMT
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID
    School bus crash in Rathdrum, IDSchool bus crash in Rathdrum, ID

    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

    >>

    Spokane Valley, Wash. As a father of four, Justin Hein was not happy that his 12-year-old daughter and five other students walked over a mile from Centennial Middle School to her home last week, “Kind of Frustrated,” said Hein. He continued by saying, “I had no clue that my kid was even nominated or telling to walk home from school with slippery ice, people driving, that aren't watching where they are going,  and trying to watch a cell phone. And I have to worry

    >>
  • Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

    Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

    Saturday, February 24 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-02-24 05:27:46 GMT

    TULSA, Okla. - The owner of an Oklahoma liquor store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.  KTUL reports that police responded to Forest Acres Liquor Store in Tulsa Thursday evening after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect several times. The suspect took off before officers arrived, but he later showed up at a nearby hospital.  Police identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee, and 

    >>

    TULSA, Okla. - The owner of an Oklahoma liquor store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.  KTUL reports that police responded to Forest Acres Liquor Store in Tulsa Thursday evening after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect several times. The suspect took off before officers arrived, but he later showed up at a nearby hospital.  Police identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee, and 

    >>
  • One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    One dead, one injured in crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-02-24 06:33:14 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

    >>

    DEER PARK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash on Highway 395 near Deer Park. WSP officials said they were working to rescue two people who were trapped as a result of the crash Friday evening. Troopers said two cars were involved and there are serious injuries.  Highway 395 is blocked in both directions. Traffic is being divert southbound at Owens and northbound at Burrows.  Avoid the area if possible. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Coast Guard rescues 68-year-old hiker after fall from Clallam County waterfall

    Coast Guard rescues 68-year-old hiker after fall from Clallam County waterfall

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-02-25 04:51:50 GMT

    SEATTLE, Wash. - A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 68-year-old hiker who suffered reportedly non-life threatening shoulder and back injuries after he fell from the Hoko Waterfall in Clallam County, Saturday. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, safely transported the hiker to the air station where he was transferred to waiting emergency medical service personnel, who 

    >>

    SEATTLE, Wash. - A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 68-year-old hiker who suffered reportedly non-life threatening shoulder and back injuries after he fell from the Hoko Waterfall in Clallam County, Saturday. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, from Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, safely transported the hiker to the air station where he was transferred to waiting emergency medical service personnel, who 

    >>
  • Team USA skier Gus Kenworthy rescues puppy from Korean dog meat farm

    Team USA skier Gus Kenworthy rescues puppy from Korean dog meat farm

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:49 PM EST2018-02-25 04:49:26 GMT
    Courtesy @guskenworthyCourtesy @guskenworthy

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Team USA’s Gus Kenworthy is leaving the Winter Olympics with a new rescue pet, once again. In 2014, the freestyle skier went through the long process of bringing two puppies he found near Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia, back home to America.  In a lengthy Instagram post, Kenworthy announced Friday that he and his boyfriend, actor Matthew Wilkas, visited one of South Korea’s 17,000 dog meat 

    >>

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Team USA’s Gus Kenworthy is leaving the Winter Olympics with a new rescue pet, once again. In 2014, the freestyle skier went through the long process of bringing two puppies he found near Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia, back home to America.  In a lengthy Instagram post, Kenworthy announced Friday that he and his boyfriend, actor Matthew Wilkas, visited one of South Korea’s 17,000 dog meat 

    >>
  • World-famous evangelist Billy Graham's body travels 130 miles in procession to his hometown

    World-famous evangelist Billy Graham's body travels 130 miles in procession to his hometown

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:54 PM EST2018-02-25 03:54:00 GMT

    ASHEVILLE, N.C.  (AP) - The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local):  3:30 p.m. The body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the library bearing his name, ending a journey which took him down North Carolina roads filled with mourners paying their final respects.  The procession reached the Billy Graham Library literally four hours after it left the training center to head for Charlotte, where the evangelist was born. 

    >>

    ASHEVILLE, N.C.  (AP) - The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local):  3:30 p.m. The body of the Rev. Billy Graham has reached the library bearing his name, ending a journey which took him down North Carolina roads filled with mourners paying their final respects.  The procession reached the Billy Graham Library literally four hours after it left the training center to head for Charlotte, where the evangelist was born. 

    >>