Masked man killed in shootout with po­lice

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An Army vet­eran wear­ing a mask and car­ry­ing more than 150 rounds of am­mu­ni­tion for his high-pow­ered ri­fle was shot dead Mon­day af­ter he opened fire out­side the Earle Ca­bell Fed­eral Build­ing in down­town Dal­las, au­thor­i­ties said.

The FBI iden­ti­fied the sus­pect as 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde. Neigh­bors said he lived at the Water­marke Apart­ments on Over­ton Ridge Boule­vard in Fort Worth. They said they saw the FBI search­ing his apart­ment Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Fed­eral officers killed Clyde, an Army vet­eran, af­ter he ap­proached an en­trance of the build­ing and be­gan shoot­ing.

Clyde’s at­tack be­gan about 8:40 a.m., and three officers from the Fed­eral Pro­tec­tive Ser­vice who were sta­tioned at the build­ing con­fronted him. DeSarno and other of­fi­cials praised their courage at a news con­fer­ence.

“But for the ac­tions for the Fed­eral Pro­tec­tive Ser­vice officers, this likely would have been a very deadly in­ci­dent,” DeSarno said.

Of­fi­cials are still try­ing to de­ter­mine a mo­tive, but said

there was noth­ing to in­di­cate the pres­ence of any other shoot­ers or threats to the city, DeSarno said.

Of­fi­cials at Del Mar Col­lege in Cor­pus Christi said Clyde grad­u­ated in May with an as­so­ciate de­gree of ap­plied sci­ence in non­de­struc­tive test­ing tech­nol­ogy. The col­lege says he was rec­og­nized as an out­stand­ing stu­dent at a cer­e­mony in April.

Water­marke res­i­dent Po­lete Buard said the FBI evac­u­ated the apart­ments near Clyde’s at about 1 p.m.

“They were knock­ing on all the doors and telling ev­ery­one they had to evac­u­ate. Didn’t re­ally give a rea­son, but just to evac­u­ate,” he said. “They came in and searched it and I guess they were look­ing for clues or what­ever hap­pened.” Buard de­scribed Clyde as quiet.

“I guess a lit­tle dif­fer­ent,” he said. “A lit­tle more se­cluded. Not real talk­a­tive, didn’t ini­ti­ate speak­ing. More so head down, not re­ally any eye con­tact at all.”

A bomb squad later ex­am­ined a ve­hi­cle as­so­ci­ated with the gun­man as a pre­cau­tion and per­formed con­trolled ex­plo­sions, au­thor­i­ties said. Two loud blasts could be heard.

DeSarno said Clyde was dis­charged from the Army in 2017. He served as an infantryma­n from Au­gust 2015 to Fe­bru­ary 2017 and achieved the rank of pri­vate first class, ac­cord­ing to the Army.

Po­lice closed off sev­eral streets near the build­ing, 1100 Com­merce St., for sev­eral hours Mon­day morn­ing as au­thor­i­ties in­ves­ti­gated the shoot­ing.

TOM FOX The Dal­las Morn­ing News via AP

Mem­bers of the De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity and the U.S. Mar­shal’s Ser­vice tend to the downed shooter af­ter shots were fired Mon­day morn­ing at the Earle Ca­bell fed­eral court­house in Dal­las. Law en­force­ment re­turned fire and the shooter was hit by gun­fire and was pro­nounced dead at a hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing the shoot­ing. No officers or cit­i­zens were in­jured.

TOM FOX The Dal­las Morn­ing News via AP

An armed shooter stands near the Earle Ca­bell Fed­eral Build­ing Mon­day morn­ing in down­town Dal­las. The shooter was hit and killed in an ex­change of gun­fire with fed­eral officers out­side the court­house.


Po­lice re­sponded to a shoot­ing at the fed­eral court­house in down­town Dal­las on Mon­day.

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