Texas ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Totally Loses His Sh*t, Sets Up Police Ambush, Opens Fire
A Texas man who described himself as a “sovereign citizen” wreaked havoc last night in Dallas. Police initially responded to a trash-bin fire, when a man armed with a rifle lured them into an open area.
When police arrived, the suspect fired on them. Officers retreated, and when they tried to approach the man, he shot at them again, according to police.
While officers were responding to the scene, police also received a ‘want to locate’ call from the Denton County Sheriff’s Department regarding the gunman.
The gunman had threatened a babysitter, who found safety in a nearby home and hid with an 8-year-old girl.
After the unidentified suspect finally surrendered to SWAT, authorities had to clear the scene of suspicious devices like propane tanks and jars filled with water that had been placed outside the home before rescuing the woman and child, Major Jeff Cotner of the Crimes Against Persons Division said.
Major Max Geron said the suspect was wearing a blue shirt and a white bandana or towel around his head and appeared to be armed with an AK-47, and set off a smoke bomb. According a police report, he’s “shooting off propane tanks.”
Police say he called 911 to say he was part of the sovereign citizen movement.
The suspect is to be charged with seven counts of aggravated assault on a public servant.
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