The standoff that had occurred, that was occurring at El Centro on the second floor, the college there in downtown Dallas. We cornered one suspect. And we tried to negotiate for several hours. Negotiations broke down, we had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on it's extension for it to detonate where the suspect was.
Other options would've exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of the detonating the bomb. The reporting that the suspect killed himself is not accurate. We've confirmed that he's been deceased because of a detonation of the bomb. The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter.
He said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people especially white officers.
The suspect stated he will eventually, that we will eventually find the IEDs. The suspect stated he was not affiliated with any groups. And he stated that he did this alone.