A Dallas police officer opened fire on an armed man who charged at police during a standoff at a Dallas Area Rapid Transit facility late Tuesday, authorities say.
It happened just after 10 p.m. when Dallas police received a call from DART police about a suspicious person in the 1200 block of East Jefferson Boulevard, which is a DART maintenance facility. The man was inside the parking lot spraying what was believed to be lighter fluid around employees' vehicles, Sgt. Tramese Jones, a police spokeswoman, said in a statement to NBC 5.
At one point the man broke into a vehicle, which officers learned had a gun inside it, Jones said. That prompted a response from a SWAT team and Dallas' Air 1 police helicopter.
The man, who wasn't responding to police commands to surrender, eventually found the gun inside the car. A short time later he got out of the vehicle and ran toward the police perimeter, ignoring orders to drop the gun, police said.
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One officer opened fire on the man and missed, the police spokesman said. The man was taken into custody and sent to a hospital for evaluation.
No one was hurt.
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