On Monday morning, a man attacked a federal courthouse. Witnesses heard gunshots in the courthouse’s parking lot and spotted a suspect who was crouching behind some of the vehicles in the parking area. Police responded to an active shooter call at around 8:50 am local time and encountered a man who was wearing a ballistic vest and carrying a rifle.
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The incident took place at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse building in Dallas, Texas, according to a report by Blue Lives Matter. The gunman – later identified as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde – had on a ballistic vest and was wearing other tactical gear.
Once officers arrived on scene, they engaged Clyde.
“There has been an exchange of gunfire between a suspect and federal officers,” said the Dallas Police Department in a tweet.
Footage of the gunman was recorded with a cell phone. Clyde fired at law enforcement officers while positioned outside of the courthouse and then ran back toward a parking lot.
#BREAKING Active shooter situation this morning at the federal courthouse in Downtown Dallas. The suspect is in custody. This man tells me he was walking in when he heard shots fired. @wfaa pic.twitter.com/cl1X5g8CVn
— Tiffany Liou (@tliou) June 17, 2019
Federal officers returned fire. As Clyde attempted to flee, he appeared to fall to the ground.
Clyde had been shot by officers as he was trying to run through the parking lot and then rushed to Baylor University Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Matthew DeSarno, a Special Agent in Charge with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Fort Worth Office.
Investigators are still trying to determine Clyde’s motive.
“At this time, we have no information indicating that there are other shooters, other threats to the community,” said DeSarno.
When Clyde’s vehicle was found near the courthouse, the bomb squad examined the vehicle and prepared “to do a controlled explosion of the suspect’s vehicle,” according to a tweet from the Dallas Police Department.
No officers or civilians were harmed during the attack.
ACTIVE SHOOTER: A gunman who opened fire outside a courthouse in Dallas did not survive after police officers engaged in a shootout, with video shot from above showing gunshots exchanged before the suspect, 22-year-old Brian Clyde, fled into a parking lot. https://t.co/ezRA2BtTte pic.twitter.com/dzVzLhZu9H
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) June 17, 2019