Gunfire, Explosives In Dallas: Armored Van With Up To Four Shooters Rams Cop Cars, Shoots At Police At Headquarters [Video]

Authorities have found explosives near the police headquarters in Dallas, and photos of bullet-riddled windows are being displayed online. The shots happened at approximately 12:24 a.m. CT. The video captured with Rick Birt’s iPhone speaks of up to four suspects unloading gunfire at the Dallas police headquarters, as reported by CNN, showing the witness claiming that the shots were loud and initially didn’t sound like gunshots. Police are keeping the public up to date on the latest happenings via the Dallas Police Department Twitter feed.

Rick Birt is the name of the witness who told CNN that he got out his iPhone and began recording after his wife asked him if he heard gunshots. Initially, he believed they weren’t gunshots, but his military background eventually allowed him to realize they were indeed gunshots. Birt said the shots were loud because of the echo — and some of them didn’t have that echo overhead, therefore he knew the shots were coming from various locations. There was a controlled detonation at 4:27 a.m. CT. The location was 1400 South Lamar Street, and the shooting suspects were right outside the headquarters as they rammed the police cars and began shooting at officers.

The gunshots that were unloaded on the Dallas police outside their headquarters came from an armored vehicle, reports Fox News.

That’s when police returned fire and gave chase around 12:44 a.m., ending up in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box, where more gunfire was exchanged. The shooters wouldn’t exit their vehicle, say police, and negotiations began. The suspect gave a name of “James Boulware,” a white male standing at five-feet 10-inches tall and with a weight of 200 pounds.

As reported by the Inquisitr, Dallas has been the center of controversy lately due to a man who died after being tasered by police.

[Image via Dallas Police Department]