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US Police Identify Dallas Shooter as Johnson With No Ties to Terror Groups

© AP Photo / LM OteroCrime scene investigators survey the area after a shooting in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016.
Crime scene investigators survey the area after a shooting in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016. - Sputnik International
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A suspect in the deadly attack on police in the US city of Dallas, Texas has been identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Johnson had no criminal history and had no connections with terror groups, Los Angeles Times reported citing a US law enforcement official.

Police officers stand guard at a baracade following the sniper shooting in Dallas on July 7, 2016. - Sputnik International
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According to ABC News, 25-year-old Micah Johnson served as an Army reservist until April, 2015

Five Dallas police officers were shot and killed at a protest in the city that took place following the death of two black men who were killed by police in separate incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota. Police killed Johnson after the attack by exploding a bomb in the location where he was cornered.

Earlier in the day, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect in the deadly police attack been killed by a bomb planted by the law enforcement after negotiations had broken down.

US President Barack Obama said earlier in the day the deadly attack on police had been calculated, and pledged all those involved in the shooting would be held accountable.

Obama said the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was in touch with the Dallas police over the attack.

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