Man with fake bomb strapped to chest arrested after attempted carjacking at Dallas office building
The Dallas Police Department has released additional information regarding the standoff situation at the Central Expressway office building this afternoon.
At 5:32pm this evening, officers responded to a possible carjacking situation in the parking lot of a high rise office building near 4100 North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue.
It was determined that the carjacking suspect and victim got into a fight when the attempted theft took place. The victim produced a fake gun and ran into the office building to alert security. The suspect followed and got into another fight with the victim and security guards.
Dallas officers responded to the scene and took the carjacking suspect into custody. When the suspect was in handcuffs, he informed officers that he had something on him. The officers lifted the suspect’s shirt and observed what appeared to be an explosive device strapped to his chest. Officers retreated and called for immediate assistance from the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and SWAT teams.
EOD and SWAT responded to the scene and subsequently determined that the device was not real. The suspect was taken into custody again and transported to a hospital for medical evaluation. He is expected to be charged with Robbery and Hoax Bomb.
Thanks to Smash da Topic for the scene photo.