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Gunman shot dead after opening fire on federal courthouse in downtown Dallas

DALLAS -- A man in a mask and combat gear was fatally shot Monday morning in downtown Dallas after he opened fire with an assault weapon outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building. No one else was injured.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno identified the gunman as Brian Isaack Clyde, 22, at a news conference on a street corner near the federal building. Clyde died at the scene and was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, officials said.

Neither DeSarno nor Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, gave any indication why Clyde targeted the federal building. They also did not say who shot Clyde after police responded to an active-shooter call.

"We're looking into motive," DeSarno said at an afternoon news conference. DeSarno said the FBI had not investigated Clyde before the shooting and he was not on any watch list. Investigator were "aggressively pursing" his social media presence, the agent said.

--The Dallas Morning News

 

Man showed no emotion after fatal synagogue shooting, federal warrant says

SAN DIEGO -- The Rancho Bernardo man who is charged with the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue that killed one person and injured three others told investigators he had developed a hatred for Jews in the previous 18 months, and according to a federal search warrant.

John T. Earnest, 19, was also described in an affidavit by an FBI agent as having a "flat affect," or dispassionate demeanor, "as though he was detached or unaffected by his actions" when he was arrested just minutes after the shooting April 27.

The new information was contained in a search warrant that the FBI obtained for information on postings Earnest made on the online forum 8chan. The site is a well-known forum for hate and extremism.

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