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Dallas Police Used Robot With Bomb to Kill Ambush Suspect

Bob Gourley

Cm2TgDEW8AIOQushttps://i1.wp.com/ctovision.com/wp-content/uploads/Cm2TgDEW8AIOQus.jpg?r... 200w" sizes="(max-width: 192px) 100vw, 192px" data-recalc-dims="1" />Dallas Police used robotics in response to the horrible events of 7 July 2016, including the use of a robot with an explosive device to kill a suspect involved in the coordinated attack. The suspect was holed up in the El Centro College parking garage for several hours overnight Thursday before policed moved with their robotics.

Mayor Mike Rawlings said Friday Morning that: "We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was."

There have been other reports of robotics being used to deploy chemical munitions against armed suspects, but this is the first known use by domestic police of a robot with a bomb.

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Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com