Dallas Police Chief David Brown says a suspect in the sniper attack on his officers died when a robot detonated a bomb.
“The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb,” he said Friday during a press conference in Dallas. “The reporting that the suspect killed himself is not accurate. We’ve confirmed that he’s been deceased because of the detonation of the bomb.”
Brown added the suspect’s death occurred after a tense standoff with police negotiators late Thursday evening.
“Our hostage negotiator did an exceptional job getting this suspect to talk before he died during the hours of negotiating. He eventually broke down.”
Five police officers were killed and seven were wounded during an “ambush-style” attack late Thursday, the worst on law enforcement since 9/11. Two civilians were also shot and injured…