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    'There are Bombs All Over the Place' Dallas Shooter Claims - Police Chief

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    Dallas police chief said at a press conference that the law enforcement doesn't have a "complete comfort level that we have all the suspects."

    Following hours of negotiations with police, the fourth suspected shooter has been 'neutralized,' according to local media sources, with some claiming he shot himself, others saying he was taken down.

    Dallas police chief, however, said at a press conference that the law enforcement did not have a "complete comfort level that we have all the suspects," and that officers are continuing to search of the downtown area.

    "There are extensive sweeps of downtown for explosives underway. This will take quite a while," senior Dallas police officer Maj. Max Geron wrote on his Twitter account.

    ​​Ealier, the police was negotiating with the suspect who was hiding in the El Centro College garage.

    Local news reported one loud blast in the garage, probably a flash bang grenade used by police in the attempt to take down the suspect, but it is yet unclear.

    ​According to the local police cheif, the shooter warned that 'the end is coming and he is going to hurt and kill more' officers.

    "There are bombs all over the place in this garage and downtown," Dallas police chief quoted the suspect as saying.

    ​The shooter is not cooperating and has 'exchanged gunfire' with law enforcment 'over the past 45 minutes', according to the chief.

    ​Earlier on Tursday night, Dallas protests against the killing of two unarmed black men by police forces in Minnesota and Louisiana have turned tragic when several snipers shot 15 police officers — 4 Dallas Area Regional Transit police and 11 Dallas police officers.

    ​At least five officers are dead and several remain seriously injured per reports by the Dallas Police Association.

    ​​Dallas police initially reported that they have one suspect cornered while the second sniper remained unaccounted for.

    There were also two other individuals arrested in a black Mercedes which sped off with a camouflage bag right at the time the shooting started. The police did not elaborate on whether or not the bag contained a bomb or any weapon. Police chief said they are being questioned.

    It is the law enforcement's assumption that the people in the Mercedes were working with the perpetrators, which means that there were at least four people involved in the attack.

    All four of the suspects had rifles and were shooters from different points shooting in triangle arrangement to expand the kill box, according to police.

    The attackers were said to all be coordinated, they purportedly knew the parade route and strategy.

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