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2019-06-17 15:17:06
Officers kill gunman firing on Dallas federal courthouse; news photographer snaps photos as bullets fly

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Federal officers shot and killed a gunman firing on the federal courthouse in Dallas on Monday morning.

A photographer for the Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, snapped photos of the gunman as he fired toward Fox, a court security guard and others, the Morning News reports. The Dallas Police Department is tweeting about the incident here.

No one besides the gunman was hurt. Security personnel in the courthouse, the Earle Cabell Federal Building, pushed everyone to the ground.

The gunman was wearing a ski mask, combat gear and glasses. He was carrying an assault rifle. He was identified as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde.

Police detonated a device found in Clyde’s parked car. According to the Morning News, the blast was strong enough to shake several sapling trees blocks away.

DMN staff photographer @TomFoxPhoto captured this image shortly before a gunman opened fire on the Earle Cabell Federal Building Monday morning in downtown Dallas. Fox was waiting to enter the building to cover a trial when the attack took place. https://t.co/y8fWYYuKjs pic.twitter.com/fE1kFlEy9j