June 17, 2019 – In Breaking News – Dallas News
A bespectacled 22-year-old man clad in tactical gear opened fire with an assault rifle outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas on Monday before being shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with officers, officials said.
The masked gunman — identified as Brian Isaack Clyde — died at the scene and was taken to Baylor University Medical Center after he shot the rifle at the Earle Cabell Federal Building, FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said.
No civilians or law enforcement officers were injured in the incident, which occurred a block from the site of a July 7, 2016, ambush in which a gunman killed five cops and wounded nine others.
“At this time we have no information indicating that there are other shooters or other threats to the community,” said DeSarno, who added that Federal Protective Services officers shot the gunman.
Federal agents said they do not believe Clyde was working with anyone, DeSarno said.
(WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO: A man in a mask and combat gear was fatally shot Monday morning in downtown Dallas after he opened fire with an assault rifle outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building. No one else was injured. FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno identified the gunman as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, at a news conference on a street corner near the federal building. Clyde died at the scene and was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, officials said. Courtesy of the Dallas Morning News and YouTube. Posted on Jun 17.)
Neither he nor US Attorney Erin Nealy Cox provided any indication why Clyde would target the building, which houses federal courts, the US Attorney’s office for the Northern District of Texas, a passport office and US Marshals Services.
A bomb squad examined a vehicle associated with Clyde as a precaution and performed controlled explosions that rocked downtown and sent chills through already unnerved residents.
Police canvassed the area for other possible devices as many buildings were placed on lockdown or evacuated.
(Watch the shooting unfold. In raw video shot by Tim Brown, a shooter identified as Brian Isaack Clyde attacks the Earle Cabell Federal Building as Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Fox takes cover behind a pillar while photographing the attack. Courtesy of the Dallas Morning News and YouTube. Posted on Jun 17)
The Dallas Morning News reported that one of its photographers, Tom Fox, was at the courthouse to cover a trial when the man parked nearby and opened fire in his and a security guard’s direction, hitting and cracking the glass front door.
Inside the building, other guards pushed everyone down to the floor.
“It was pretty close range, I was crouched behind a wall next to the back door on Jackson Street and shots were fired down at Jackson and the gunman came up the street alongside the federal building,” Fox told NBC 5.
(Social media posts by the man who officials say opened fire at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas give insight into the alleged shooter’s state of mind. Courtesy of CBSDFW and YouTube. Posted on Jun 17, 2019.)
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