Suspected Gunman Arrested in Far North Dallas: Police

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    Investigators have released more details in the case of a man suspected of firing shots at first responders in North Dallas. (Published Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014)

    Police have arrested a 60-year-old man who they say placed explosive devices near a Dallas home and shot at officers and firefighters.

    Douglas Leguin of Corinth is being held without bail at the Dallas County jail, charged with seven counts of aggravated assault on a public servant.

    Dallas police Lt. Jose Garcia said fire-rescue units responding to a dumpster fire about 3 p.m. Monday near Frankford Road and North Forty Place were fired upon as they arrived at the scene.

    Dallas police Maj. Max Geron tweeted that there was a "man with gun actively shooting" and that firefighters reported "15 rounds as [their] engine drove by."

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    At least two of the rounds struck the fire engine, but nobody was injured.

    As the firefighters sought cover, police units sent to the same scene on a missing persons call arrived.

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    Garcia said officers didn't hear the initial gunshots but were fired upon, themselves, as they went to the door.

    Garcia said that as officers joined firefighters in seeking cover, the police tactical squad was summoned.

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    Traffic along Frankford Road was being diverted at the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Road, and people who live nearby were trying to notify neighbors, while police searched a nearby wooded area for the suspect.

    "We were trying to call all of the neighbors and make sure nobody was home in case this guy tries to approach a house," said neighbor Wendy May.

    Just after 5 p.m., Geron said the suspect, 60-year-old Leguin, had been taken into custody.

    Bomb squad investigators located several suspicious devices allegedly left behind, including what appeared to be propane tanks.  Those devices were detonated and rendered safe, police said.