Monitoring Desk:Police have killed two attackers outside cartoon exhibition about prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Dallas.
Police has announced statement of emergency and finding other suspects, local media reported.
The city of Garland facebook indicates:
As today’s Muhammad Art Exhibit event at the Curtis Culwell Center was coming to an end, two males drove up to the front of the building in a car. Both males were armed and began shooting at a Garland ISD security officer. The GISD security officer’s injuries are not life-threatening. Garland Police officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed.
Police suspect the vehicle may contain an incendiary device and the bomb squad is on the scene. The surrounding businesses including Academy Sports, Walmart and Sam’s are being evacuated. Event participants are also being evacuated from the Curtis Culwell Center for their safety.
Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that an officer dressed in SWAT gear took the stage toward the end of the event and told attendees that a shooting had occurred.
About 75 attendees were taken to another room. Later, a group of 48 people were escorted to a school bus. Authorities told attendees they would be taken to a nearby high school. A second group was set to be moved shortly after.
The New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative had been hosting a contest at the center that would award $10,000 for the best cartoon depicting Muhammad.
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