Building safe after active shooter alert

A Dallas office building was evacuated Monday after two people were killed in a suspected murder suicide.

However, they have not confirmed whether any shots were fired or if anyone was injured or killed.

Police were called to an active-shooter situation at about 10:45 a building near Interstate 635 and US 75, said Randy Blankenbaker, a Dallas assistant police chief, at a news conference Monday afternoon.

Television footage showed a heavy police response, including a SWAT team, at the office building near a multi-level highway interchange known as the High Five.

In photos from the scene, it appears a window has been broken out halfway up the building.

"They got us out very quickly, very safely", Collinsworth said. One police officer suffered injuries from debris at the scene, DPD says.

Workers of the building were evacuated and Hannah Greenhaw was one of them. Police are treating the incident as an ongoing active shooter incident at this time., NBCDFW reported.

Multiple media outlets have reported that two people were shot at the multi-story office building, located at 8330 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway. A spokesman for the department could not confirm whether there were any fatalities. She said that when she heard the second shot she also heard screaming.

Armed tactical police officers then arrived, entered her office and told the workers to put their hands up, according to Greenhaw. Officers helped evacuate everyone from the building, she said, with some people allowed to use elevators.

Police cars and fire trucks could be seen at the building.

  • Salvatore Jensen