From New York Post
Two Dallas bomb-squad officers operating the remote-controlled device that blew up cop-hating mass murderer Micah Johnson were given only one instruction by their boss.
“I just said, ‘Don’t bring the whole building down. You know what I want,’ ” Dallas Police Chief David Brown recalled Monday. “They improvised this whole idea in 15 to 20 minutes. It was extraordinary.”
Brown said he has no regrets about the move, which relied on a $51,000 robot that the department bought in 2008.
“[Johnson] had already killed us. He was telling us how many more he wanted to kill,’’ Brown said.
“I’d do it again,’’ the chief added. “I’d use any tool necessary to save officers’ lives.”
Brown also revealed other new details about the night of carnage, and how the city’s streets were turned into a war zone as 11 officers exchanged fire with Johnson as he killed five cops and wounded seven more cops and two civilians.
Brown clarified that Johnson ended up hiding out on the second floor of a building on the campus of El Centro College and not in a parking garage.
The killer scribbled the letters “RB’’ in his own blood in two places in the building before he was killed, Brown said.
Investigators were alarmed by the amount of explosives found in Johnson’s apartment.
“He knew what he was doing. On the laptop, the evidence collected, there are questions on how he learned that — he didn’t learn it in the military,” Brown said.
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