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One of the suspects in the ambush-style shootings in Dallas that left five police officers dead told a hostage negotiator he was upset about the recent police shootings of two black men and he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said at a news conference this morning.

As officials negotiated with the suspect, he revealed the information about his motive to a hostage negotiator, Brown said.

Officials negotiated with the suspect for several hours and exchanged gunfire with him, Brown said.

Then police “saw no other option but to use our bomb robot … for it to detonate where the suspect was,” Brown said.

The suspect died as a result of the bomb, Brown said.

Mayor Mike Rawlings said no information will be released right now about the three surviving suspects, who are in custody because of the ongoing investigation.

In the Thursday night shootings, five officers were killed