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Suspect only death in attack on Dallas police building

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BY NOMAAN MERCHANT

Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) -- A man who authorities say opened fire outside Dallas police headquarters from his parked van, with bullets piercing the glass at the entrance and causing damage inside, was the only person killed after the gunfire turned into a street battle and standoff.

Chief David Brown said the suspect told authorities he was James Boulware and blamed police for having lost custody of his son and for "accusing him of being a terrorist." But authorities declined to officially identify the man until a medical examiner verified it.

A police sniper shot and killed the man in his van early Saturday after, according to Brown, the department felt he still posed enough of a threat. The suspect had told police negotiators that he had explosives in the van.

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