Gunfire erupts outside Dallas federal courthouse; alleged shooter killed in gunbattle

first_imgtirc83/iStock(DALLAS) —  A gunman who appeared to be wearing tactical gear and wielding an assault rifle opened fire outside a federal courthouse in Dallas Monday morning, but no one aside from the alleged shooter appeared to be injured in the incident, police said.Police responded to what they called an active shooter incident at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in downtown Dallas at 8:50 a.m.“There has been an exchange of gunfire between a suspect and federal officers,” the Dallas Police Department wrote in a post on Twitter. “The suspect was shot and transported to an area hospital. No officers or citizens injured.”The alleged gunman, identified by federal authorities as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde, was gravely wounded in the gunbattle with Federal Protective Service officers, said Matthew DeSarno, special agent in charge at Federal Bureau of Investigation Dallas/Fort Worth office. Clyde was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, DeSarno said at a news conference.Cell phone video taken by a witness and shared with ABC News appeared to show the gunman dressed black tactical gear, including a bulletproof vest. The video shows him taking up a position on one side of the courthouse, peeking around a corner and pointing a rifle.The gunman is then seen running through a nearby parking lot, where the gunbattle apparently occurred.Police have yet to comment on a possible motive for the shooting.“At this time, we have no information indicating that there are other shooters, other threats to the community,” DeSarno said.The federal courthouse and nearby El Centro College were immediately placed on lockdown, according to ABC affiliate WFAA.Police bomb squad technicians were examining the suspect’s car found parked on a street near the courthouse. Dallas police said on Twitter that they were preparing to do a controlled explosion of that vehicle, but offered no further details.Aerial video showed a bomb squad robot examining the gray vehicle.Witness Don Miles told WFAA that he was walking into the courthouse for a hearing when the shooting broke out and people inside the building began streaming out.“I was walking up to the building and all of a sudden there was shooting, rapid shooting,” Miles said. “I didn’t see anybody get shot, but I did hear all the shooting. It was like 10 to 15 shots all of a sudden, at one time.”“I was walking up to the building and all of a sudden there was shooting, rapid shooting,” Miles said. “I didn’t see anybody get shot, but I did hear all the shooting. It was like 10 to 15 shots all of a sudden, at one time.”The shooting was monitored by police as far away as New York.“We continue to closely monitor the reports of an active shooter at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Downtown Dallas, Texas,” the New York Police Department counterterrorism unit tweeted. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Madrid could host Champions League final: City mayor

first_img“What it would demonstrate is Madrid’s ability to recover in a very short time from the dramatic situation we have been through.” Almeida added “adequate security conditions exist, we have the infrastructures and public services to host it and it would send a message to the world that Madrid, despite what we have experienced, does not give up and is back.” UEFA is yet to confirm how or if the tournament will continue, with an update expected after the governing body’s executive committee meeting on June 17.The BBC in Britain reported on Tuesday Lisbon is favorite to host an eight-team Champions League knockout tournament in August, pending UEFA approval. Neither of the city’s two teams — Benfica and Sporting Lisbon — are in the competition and both of their grounds are capable of hosting top level matches, while most virus restrictions will be removed this month.Domestic leagues like La Liga in Spain and the Premier League in England are due to finish in July, allowing the possibility for European competitions to resume the following month.  “I know steps are being taken in this regard and on behalf of the city council, I want to show my total and absolute support for the Champions League final being held in Madrid,” mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida told Spanish television channel Trece late on Monday.Spain has been able to bring the coronavirus under control in recent weeks and Madrid moved into phase two, the penultimate stage of the government’s de-escalation program, on Monday. But overall there have been more than 27,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 in the country. “I think hosting an international event like the Champions League final is very important but especially in these circumstances,” Almeida added.  The mayor of Madrid has said the city is being considered as a potential host of this year’s Champions League final and has given the idea his “total and absolute support”. The fixture was due to be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on May 30 before the Champions League was postponed in March with only half of the last 16 completed. The final last season between Liverpool and Tottenham was held at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano while Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu hosted the 2010 decider between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. center_img Topics :last_img read more

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