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Man released by Dallas police after being named on Twitter as suspect

Published 08/07/2016

A man identified by police on Twitter as a suspect in the Dallas sniper attack has said he turned himself in and was quickly released.

Dallas Police Department put out a photo on its Twitter account of a man wearing a camouflage shirt and holding a rifle with the message: "This is one of our suspects. Please help us find him!"

The man in the photo, Mark Hughes, told Dallas TV station KTVT that he "flagged down a police officer" immediately after finding out he was a suspect.

He said police lied during a 30-minute interrogation, telling him they had video of him shooting.

Videos posted online show Mr Hughes walking around peacefully during the shooting and later turning over his gun to a police officer.

AP

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