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Police are sweeping downtown Dallas for explosives

Update 6:30 a.m.: Two sweeps in the downtown Dallas area have not turned up any explosive devices, according to Dallas Police Maj. Max Geron. Our original post is below.

Police officers are conducting an "extensive" sweep for explosives in downtown Dallas after a suspect in a coordinated sniper shooting that killed five police officers warned there were "bombs all over the place," according to Dallas Police Maj. Max Geron. The suspect, one of four, had been engaged in a tense standoff with police in a parking garage, but was reported dead early Friday morning. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said he believes four people were "working together with rifles, triangulating at elevated positions at different points of the downtown area." Three other suspects are already in custody. In total, 11 officers were shot. This is the deadliest attack on U.S. law enforcement officers since the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.