BOOM: Dallas Police Used Robot Bomb to Take Out Cop Killer

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By Andrew Stiles | 10:08 am, July 8, 2016

Dallas police used a robot bomb to take out the suspected shooter behind the ambush attack in which five officers were killed, Police Chief David Brown said Friday.

Brown told reporters that Dallas police officers cornered the suspected gunman late Thursday evening, and negotiated for “several hours” before the talks broke down and gunfire was exchanged.

“We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Brown said. “Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of detonating the bomb.”

Update: The suspect has been identified.