Snipers kill five cops, injure six in Dallas


Photo: Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning NewsEleven police officers were shot of which five were killed and six injured when two snipers opened fire on them on July 7 during a protest in Dallas, US. The protest was over police personnel shooting down two black men on July 6.

According to media reports, Dallas police chief David Brown informed the media that the police have cornered a suspect in a garage and were negotiating with that person. He said that the suspect was claiming of having planted bombs in downtown Texas.

The snipers had opened fire on the police in Union Square Park in Manhattan where hundreds of people held a peaceful protest over the police shooting of two black men, Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana the other day.

According to the cops, one of the suspects was killed, while another suspect, wearing a bullet-proof vest, is holed up in a downtown Dallas parking garage.

The police department also released a photograph of the suspect on Twitter and asked the citizens to cooperate. Three suspects are arrested and the fourth one is still engaging fire with the police. The negotiation is still underway.