DALLAS (AP) - A man has been taken into custody on seven aggravated assault counts after gunshots aimed at a fire engine led to an armed standoff at a house in a posh neighborhood in far north Dallas.
Dallas police Lt. Jose Garcia says fire-rescue units responding to a dumpster fire about 3 p.m. Monday were fired upon as they arrived at the scene. As they sought cover, police units sent to the same scene on a missing persons call arrived. Garcia says officers didn't hear the initial gunshots but were fired upon, themselves, as they went to the door.
Garcia says that as officers joined firefighters in seeking cover, the police tactical squad was summoned and the man surrendered.
Police haven't revealed the man's identity.
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