Suspected gunman takes aim at Austin police department
8:31am EST - 00:49
Austin's police bomb squad has been deployed to investigate potential explosive devices, apparently set by a man who opened fire on police headquarters overnight. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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The Austin Police Department said on Friday (November 28) morning that they are investigating a shooting incident that happened overnight in the downtown area.
Police say the suspect targeted multiple buildings, including the Austin Police Department headquarters, before being shot by at least one police officer.
"The officers noticed that the suspect was wearing some kind of vest. At that point, being the fact that we were dealing with possible improvised explosive devices, they backed away from the suspect," Austin Police Assistant Chief Raul Munguia told reporters during a news conference.
"Our bomb squad is on scene and they're trying to ascertain the nature of the potential explosive devices -- if any actions will be needed to to render them safe," he added.
Munguia also said that the suspect is now believed to be dead.
"At this point we believe that the suspect is deceased, but given the nature of the improvised devices -- the potential devices -- we're using extreme safety for the person now in dealing with this particular situation," he said, adding that no one else was injured during the incident.
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