At 12:30am on Saturday in Dallas, Texas, the sound of gunfire shattered the quiet night as a gunman opened fire on the Dallas Police Department Headquarters. Although a surprising act, it is not unheard of as gunmen have attacked police officers at their departments across the country on several occasions. Check out this video from an attack on police officers with the Detroit Police Department in 2011.
Fortunately, no officers with the Dallas Police Department were injured. Of course that wasn’t because the suspect didn’t try to kill them. After all the suspect arrived in an armored van with gun ports and was heavily armed with explosive devices and firearms. The entire event lasted for over 12 hours and ended at 12:50pm with an announcement that the suspect was dead.