Dallas Bomb Fears, Suspected Sniper Photo: 5 Police Officers Dead [Video]

As seen in the above photo, a police officer in Dallas watches over the streets late on Thursday, July 7. According to the below tweet from the official Twitter page for Dallas Area Rapid Transit — or DART — at least four DART police officers were shot in downtown Dallas. DART has not named the police officers who were shot, nor have they released the name of the deceased DART police officers, as of this writing.

Update: The number of police officers shot was 12.

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At least five police officers in Dallas have died after the tragic shooting, as reported by BNO News in the following tweet.

Update: No bombs have been found by authorities, reports BNO News.

Update: The “person of interest” photo of the suspect previously released by Dallas Police is not a suspect, reports BNO News.

The number of officers shot has been updated to 11, with a photo of a person of interest having been released — as seen below.

The Dallas Morning News has also released the following video of the person of interest in the shootings of the police officers.

The Dallas Morning News reports that bomb squads are making sure a suspicious package is secure.

According to the Dallas Police chief seen in the above video from Good Morning America, fears exist that the shooting suspects might have planted a bomb in downtown Dallas.

As seen in the update from the Associated Press Twitter account, the Dallas Police chief has reported 10 police officers being shot during protests that were deemed initially peaceful. All across the country, protesters have taken to the streets to protest the recent deaths of two African-American men at the hands of police officers.

According to the latest reports, at least two snipers were active in Dallas, with one of the snipers originally thought to have been subdued by police. However, conflicting reports claim that both Dallas snipers are still at large.

Earlier, the DART Twitter account reported one officer dead, but that number has been updated to four officers killed in the shootings as of this writing.

As such, a DART rider alert was issued late on Thursday evening, warning riders in Dallas that the shootings would cause DART travel plans to change.

“DART Rider Alert: 07/07 10:40p.m.: All buses that serve CBD East and CBD West transfer centers will only run out of CBD East Transfer Center due to criminal activity in Downtown Dallas.”

As reported by Heavy, the 10 DART police officers were shot at from higher positions during a Black Lives Matter rally. The Dallas Police made a statement informing the public as to the ongoing situation that occurred during the rally that protested the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

According to BNO News, related to NBC News, two of the police officers who were shot were in surgery at the time the statement was released. Four of those 10 officers who were shot have died. Reports that police in Dallas had one shooting suspect pinned down were followed by reports that an intensive search was underway for another shooting suspect — or both shooting suspects.

The statement from Police Chief Brown on Twitter noted that two snipers shot 10 police officers.

“Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical condition. An intensive search for suspects is currently underway. No suspects are in custody at this time. We ask that any citizen with information regarding the shootings tonight call 214-671-3482.

“We will provide more information once it is available. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers tonight.”

A woman who interacted with the person of interest can be seen via the following tweet from the Dallas Morning News.

[Photo by LM Otero/AP Images]