Officers kill gunman firing on Dallas federal courthouse; news photographer snaps photos as bullets fly – ABA Journal
June 17, 2019, 1:44 pm CDT
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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.
Clyde is an Army veteran who attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, the Dallas Morning News reports in a separate article. He posted photos of ammunition magazines on Facebook on Saturday. On June 9, the day of a violent Dallas storm, Clyde posted content to Facebook of himself illuminated by candlelight.
“I don’t know how much longer I have, but the [expletive] storm is coming. However, I’m not without defense,” he said as he held up what appeared to be a rifle wrapped in duct tape. “[Expletive] ready. Let’s do it.”
Updated June 17 at 3:10 p.m. with additional information about Clyde.