Photos Of 5 Dallas Officers Killed In Dallas Ambush

On Thursday, five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in an ambush by a sniper after a peaceful rally in Dallas against police violence.

The “Black Lives Matter” protesters are demonstrating across the United States after after two black men were killed by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Alton Sterling, was killed by white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while Philando Castile was fatally shot on Wednesday night by a police officer in a incident in Falcon Heights, a suburb of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The suspect was identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, and according to the police, he was “a loner”.

According to ABC News, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the suspected gunman does not appear to have any “links to or inspiration from any international terrorist organization.”

The standoff began at 8:45 PM when the first gunfire was heard, which people first thought was fireworks.

At around 9:35 PM, the first police officer was shot dead by the suspect who was later killed using a bomb robot after midnight.

At 3:35 AM the next day, the police confirmed that the stand off has ended.

The five police officers who were killed in the overnight stand off were, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Lorne Ahrens, and Michael Smith.

Photos: Interstate 5 Bridge Collapsed, 3 Injured

An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water.

An Interstate 5 four-lane bridge over Skagit River, about 55 miles north of Seattle, Washinton collapsed at about 7 p.m. on Thursday evening sending two vehicles were into the chilly water of the river.

Rescue effort by boats and divers saved three injured people and they were taken to the Skagit Valley Hospital and the United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley.

AP reported that authorities said it appeared nobody was killed.

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NSTB) is still investigating the cause of the disaster.

Anyway State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste said a semi-truck driven southbound struck the bridge just before part of it collapsed.

The freeway is a principal corridor for vehicles between Seattle and Vancouver, Canada.

The bridge was built in 1955 and the disaster raised concerns about the safety of old bridges in the United States.

In August 2007, a bridge fell into the Mississippi River in Minnesota, killing thirteen people.

AP reported that more than a quarter of Washington’s 7,840 bridges are considered structurally deficient of functionally obsolete.

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Photos: Spectacular Northern Light Over Minnesota

An X1.4 class flare erupted from the center of the sun, peaking on July 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT. It erupted from Active Region 1520 which rotated into view on July 6. A blast of charged solar particles from a solar storm was due to arrive July 14 and shake Earth’s magnetic field.

A solar storm sparked the spectacular northern lights display in the skies over the  Upper Midwest over the weekend.

Northern light is also known as Aurora Borealis.

The northern lights fill the sky over the south shore of Lake Superior east of Superior, Wis. above Duluth, Minn., early Sunday, July 15, 2012. A solar storm sparked the spectacular northern lights display in the skies over the Upper Midwest. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Andrew Krueger)
Northern Lights illuminate the sky over a cabin on Lake Elora in northern Minnesota early Sunday morning, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)
The northern lights fill the sky over the south shore of Lake Superior east of Superior, Wis. above Duluth, Minn., early Sunday, July 15, 2012. A solar storm sparked the spectacular northern lights display in the skies over the Upper Midwest. (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Andrew Krueger)
 morning, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)