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Dallas gunfire: 5 cops dead, 7 injured as 2 snipers open fire at police officers; two suspects in custody

5 Cops Were Killed After At Least Two Snipers Opened Fire On Police Officers During Protests In Dallas On Friday. The Two Suspects, Believed To Be Involved In The Firing, Have Been Taken Into Custody.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 08 Jul 2016, 10:35:12 AM


5 cops were killed after at least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Friday. The two suspects, believed to be involved in the firing, have been taken into custody.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired "ambush style" upon the officers.

Few minutes after releasing picture of the suspects on the social networking site, cops released a statement saying two suspects have been taken into custody. They said a suspicious package was being secured by a bomb squad.

Picture of suspect released by police department:

This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!

— Dallas Police Depart (@DallasPD) July 8, 2016

The gunfire broke out around 8:45 pm local time yesterday while hundreds of people were gathered to protest fatal police shootings this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St Paul, Minnesota.

The protesters had gathered after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a car with a woman and a child in a St. Paul suburb. The aftermath of the shooting was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video.

Watch moments when shots were fired:

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First Published : 08 Jul 2016, 09:49:00 AM