Gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven others during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, authorities said. It appeared to be the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
CBS NEWS reports that Police Chief David Brown blamed “snipers” and said three suspects were in custody.
“We don’t exactly know the last moments of his death, but explosives did blast him out,” Rawlings told The Associated Press. Police said the man had told negotiators he intended to hurt more law enforcement officials.
“The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter,” Brown told reporters. “He said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect said he wanted to kill white people.”