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Gunman Opens Fire at Police Station

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A gunman who opened fire today outside a McKinney police station -- is dead. Deputy Chief Scott Brewer says police believe they know the identity of the gunman, but he declined to release further information as the investigation continues.

Brewer says the incident began when the man, driving a Ford pickup and hauling a trailer, drove close to the police department, got out and started yelling toward the Public Safety Building.

Brewer says the vehicle then became engulfed in flames and ammunition in the truck started on fire. Brewer says the public safety building then came under gunfire. He says officers returned fire. No police officers were hurt.

Brewer says police aren't sure if he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or from police gunfire.

The deputy chief says the gunman did not enter the Public Safety building.

A nearby community college was locked down during the incident.

An e-mail alert to staff and students said: "Shots fired. Campus on lockdown. Cops on the scene. Details to follow." The lockdown was lifted by late morning.

 

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