1:10 a.m. DPD state 2 suspects in custody, both alive, threat to public is over.
Update at 12:10 a.m. News conference with DPD Chief: 11 officers shot, 3 of them are dead including 1 DART officer. 1 civilian injured but no details on that. DPD has reason to believe the suspects have planted a bomb in the area have called on FBI & ATF to help look for it. 1 suspect is "cornered" no info on where the other may be.
It is clear the police were strategically targeted and ambushed.
Update:: Local Fox news reporting 3 officers dead, 2 in surgery, 3 more gravely injured. Not clear what the mix of regular Dallas police vs DART (Dallas Area Regional Transport) but 10 cops targeted by 2 (known) snipers (their words).
The way the tv news is reporting it it sounds as if there are several shooters acting almost as snipers at a peaceful protest over recent police shootings.
No one arrested or stopped yet this is still an active situation.
Fox TV is reporting variously 1 may be subdued, one may still be active, they were in camo and ski masks. TV reporting is 3 to 6 officers have been shot, some gravely.
This is al still very early reporting.
At least two police officers reportedly shot during Dallas protest
DEVELOPING: At least two police officers were shot Thursday night in downtown Dallas during a protest over the recent fatal shootings of African Americans by police. Fox News' Dallas affiliate KDFW-Fox4, citing a uniformed officer, reported that the officers were shot, but their conditions were unknown.
Fox4 is reporting that a suspect is down and a second possible suspect — wearing what appeared to be a bullet-proof and tactical gear — may be in a nearby parking garage, but that report was not confirmed.
Fox4 also was reporting that as many as six officers were wounded in the shooting, but that, too, was not confirmed.
Fox4 cameras captured protesters running away from the scene of the shooting shortly before 9 p.m. local time. A cameraman approached the scene and captured officers apparently lying on the ground
A Fox4 reporter said he heard approximately 10 gunshots downtown. That reporter was told by an officer police were searching for someone with a rifle.
The status of the shooter was not immediately clear. Aerial images showed officers appearing to focus their search on a parking garage.
Witness Carlos Harris told the Dallas Morning News the gunfire was "strategic. It was tap-tap-pause. Tap-tap-pause."
Michael Batista told KDFW the protest march had been "very peaceful" before the shooting started.
AOW here: It is the the deadliest attack on U.S. law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.