GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A police spokesman for a Dallas suburb says authorities are searching for explosives in the car of two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Spokesman Joe Harn with the Garland Police Department says a bomb squad is searching the vehicle outside the Curtis Culwell Center as a “precaution.” He says police aren’t aware of any ongoing threat.
Authorities haven’t removed the bodies of the gunmen. Harn says that will happen once the scene is cleared. The men haven’t been identified.
Harn says it wasn’t immediately clear whether the shooting was connected to the event inside, a contest that would award $10,000 for the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Harn says police hadn’t received any credible threats before the event.