A6 THE ASTORIAN • TuESdAy, JuNE 18, 2019 Gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse By JAKE BLEIBERG and JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press DALLAS — 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 a busy federal courthouse in down- town Dallas, authorities said. Federal officers killed 22-year-old Brian Isaack Clyde after he approached an entrance of the Earle Cabell Federal Building and began shooting, shattering the glass panes in a revolv- ing door. “It’s a lot of rounds — a lot of rounds at his disposal, a large powerful weapon at his disposal,” FBI agent Matthew DeSarno said. 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 Ser- vice 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. A bomb squad later exam- ined a vehicle associated with the gunman as a pre- caution and performed con- trolled explosions, author- ities said. Two loud blasts could be heard. The Dallas Morning News reported that one of its photographers, Tom Fox, was outside the building and witnessed the shooter open- ing fire. Fox said the masked man parked at a street cor- ner, then ran and began shooting at the courthouse. Photos by Tom Fox/Dallas Morning News An armed shooter stands near the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas. An image of the shooter captured by Fox showed the man wearing a balaclava and a heavy vest and carry- ing a rifle. Magazines hold- ing 30 rounds each could be seen on his belt. Another photograph from Fox showed officers tend- ing to a shirtless man lying on the ground in a park- ing lot outside the building. The gunman was taken to a hospital, where he was pro- nounced dead, authorities said. Police closed off several blocks around the federal building. A woman who answered the phone at a number listed for one of Clyde’s relatives declined to comment. DeSarno said Clyde was discharged from the Army in 2017. He served as an infan- tryman from August 2015 to February 2017 and achieved the rank of private first class, according to the Army. Chad Cline, 46, who lives near the courthouse, said a message was broad- cast throughout his build- ing shortly before 9 a.m. announcing that there was an active shooter in the area and that residents should stay inside. Less than half an hour later, another message said there was a potential bomb threat and that residents needed to leave. He, his wife and their two dogs went to a coffee shop. Change of Plans! Dr. Sears of ASTORIA Chiropractic has decided to postpone his retirement and will not be closing Astoria Chiropractic at this time. Call us at 503-325-3311 to schedule your appointment! Dr. Barry Sears Astoria Chiropractic 2935 Marine Drive, Astoria 503-325-3311 Federal employees take cover behind a car in a parking lot as shots are fired.