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Dallas Police Chief Reveals Chilling Details About Sniper: He ‘Wanted to Kill White People’

At a press conference Friday morning to update members of the media on the tragic events that unfolded in Dallas last night, police chief David Brown identified some of the rhetoric used by one of the snipers during conversations with law enforcement.

During a standoff at El Centro College in Downtown Dallas, a suspect engaged in gunfire with police, before being taken out by a bomb robot that law enforcement sent in to end the situation.

Chief Brown then revealed some of the harrowing details that merged following conversation with the suspect. He told reporters moments ago:

“The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. The suspect said he was upset about the recent police shooting. The suspect said he was upset about white people. The suspect said he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.”

The suspect was not affiliated with any particular group, and acted alone.

Chief Brown praised the efforts of his chief negotiator throughout the standoff situation. Brown spoke alongside Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, both of whom made it clear that no further details about the suspects would be released at this point.

“We’re hurting,” Chief Brown told the media Friday morning. “We are heartbroken. There are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city. All I know is this must stop.”

Watch the above press conference via MSNBC.

UPDATE – 11:10 A.M. ET: Law enforcement officials have identified Micah Xavier Johnson as the perpetrator for last night’s attack.

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