High drama at Dallas police Headquarters
Up to late yesterday, law-enforcement officials were still probing the drama which unfolded after a man unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Dallas' police headquarters and planted explosives outside the building - narrowly failing to wound anyone - leading to a chase to a suburb that ended with officers shooting him in his parked van at a restaurant parking lot.
Before he was shot, the suspect ranted to police by phone, giving his name and alleging police were responsible for his child having been taken from him.
Police planned controlled explosions at the van in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box restaurant in Hutchins to ensure the vehicle could be safely approached, Brown said.
The attack began shortly after midnight, with the man firing an assault weapon and then a shotgun from the outside, riddling police cars and the windows of the headquarters, which sits across the street from a large apartment and office complex.
People were allowed to return to their homes near the Dallas police headquarters by mid-morning, while public transportation resumed in the area near mid-day.