Update: Dallas PD Believe Gunman Dead

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Dallas, TX – (NBC News)  Update: Dallas police said they think a gunmen is dead after he fired automatic weapons at officers outside Dallas Police Department headquarters and then engaged in a standoff from inside an armored vehicle.

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Earlier- Dallas police found bags with explosives after a shootout involving multiple attackers at their headquarters early Saturday morning. Officials were also locked in a standoff with at least one suspected gunmen who they believed was involved in the earlier attack.

Officials were investigating four suspicious bags that had been “spread out all over police headquarters,” Police Chief David Brown told reporters. Nearby residents were being evacuated, he said.

One bag was found under a dumpster and another beneath a truck in the police headquarters parking lot, Dallas police tweeted. At least one device exploded when a specialized robot tried to move it, police said.

The attack apparently targeting the police began when up to four suspects began shooting at police headquarters with automatic weapons at around 12:30 a.m., Brown told reporters.

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