US authorities find bomb making material in Dallas shooter's home
July 9, Dallas: The authorities have found bomb-making material, rifles, ammunition and a combat journal at the home of the Dallas shooting suspect on Friday.
According to the Police, they found the bomb-making material when they searched Micah Johnson's home in the suburb of Mesquite.
They also confirmed media reports that the suspect, an army veteran, was the person killed when they remotely detonated explosives they sent into the car park where he was holed up.
Five police officers were killed and seven wounded in a gunfire during a protest on Thursday against the shooting of black men by police.
The suspect, 25-year-old Micah Johnson, died after a long stand-off with police in central Dallas. Mayor Mike Rawlings said officials believed he was "the lone shooter".
According to reports, the protest in Dallas took place after this week's deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.
Officials said on Friday that gunmen targeted police officers and civilians in separate attacks in Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee in the aftermath of the Minnesota and Louisiana deaths. In Tennessee, a black army veteran killed a woman and also injured three other people, including a police officer, as he opened fire on a motorway on Thursday morning.
After his arrest, he told investigators he was troubled by police violence against African-Americans, while thousands marched in protest at the recent police shootings.The protesters are currently in a stand-off with police as they block a major road.
President Barack Obama, who is attending a Nato summit in Poland before a visit to Spain, called it a "vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement". He also ordered all flags on public buildings to be flown at half-mast. President Obama will visit Dallas early next week, cutting short the Spanish part of his European trip, the White House said.
The Oslo Times International News Network