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Police attack gunman kills himself

A gunman has killed himself during a shoot-out with police in the US after driving an explosives-packed truck into their car park.

Patrick Sharp, 29, first set his pick-up truck on fire, then retreated to a field across a road in Dallas and fired more than 100 rounds at police headquarters.

Sharp may have intended to lure people from the police station so he could shoot at them from a field across the street where he had taken position, police chief Doug Kowalski said. He also may have intended to kill them by blowing up the truck.

The fire set off ammunition in the truck but failed to ignite the wood chips, ammonium nitrate, petrol and road flares.

Police found an assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun on Sharp. He fired at least 100 rounds at the police station, and the chief counted at least 23 bullet strikes on the building.

Sharp was found dead after police fired at him while chasing him in a line of trees where he had taken cover and into an open field.

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