A van plowed into a police car and its occupants began shooting in front of the Dallas police station.
Armored van lured police, fired upon, and rammed police pic.twitter.com/luf2U1SMje
— Madhu (@madwho12) June 13, 2015
Here's more from the shootout:
Dallas police officer running for his life after realizing the threat was the armored van! pic.twitter.com/TRjePXFZJS
— German Chavez Majluf (@germanito006) June 13, 2015
Here's the latest:
Update from @DFWScanner
Update #2: It is an armored van.
A Dallas Police Department source has confirmed that someone in an armorved fan fired shots near Dallas police headquarters early Saturday, prompting a pursuit involving dozens of police vehicles.
The gunman apparently was cornered in a van along Interstate 45 near Hutchins. Unconfirmed reports indicated that more shots had been fired at that location.
People began reporting shortly before 12:30 a.m. that that a gunman had fired into Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Lamar Street, south of downtown, but authorities had not released any details officially.
Initial eyewitness reports indicated that no ambulances had been called to the police building, and there were no reports of injuries yet.
One woman who said she lives nearby posted online that the gunfire she heard sounded like a shootout.
Update #3: Another video from a different angle, with narration:
Update #4: WFAA is live-streaming from the helicopter (no audio)
It's possible the van was purchased on eBay for $8250, though that's unconfirmed. Here's one look at the sale pictures.
More (terrifying) video:
And Dallas PD will be holding a press conference in a few minutes. It will be live-streamed on the embedded stream above, via WFAA.