Dallas police block off police headquarters following threat

And in Rochester, New York, 74 people were arrested over a sit-in protest.

A look at protests and related events nationwide Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas.

Dallas remained on edge on Saturday.

DPD SWAT has been deployed to DPD headquarters after they received a threat which is being taken seriously.

The department says on Twitter that it searched the garage with officers and dogs to ensure a report of a suspicious person was thoroughly investigated.

Hundreds of people marched peacefully Saturday in NY for a third consecutive night, holding up banners bearing the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the two men whose deaths, in Louisiana and Minnesota, triggered the latest protests.

Dallas Police headquarters is in lockdown after an anonymous threat against officers city-wide.

"He's terribly saddened by the death", Kelly said. Carter said the first shot sounded like a firecracker.

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Obama said Americans can not let the actions of a few define all.

Described to police as a "loner", the Dallas gunman served as a US Army reservist for six years, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

In Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, authorities said gun-wielding civilians also shot officers in individual attacks that came after the two black men died at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

But things boiled over during protests outside the Baton Rouge police headquarters on Friday night.

Obama, who has been blocked by the Republican-led U.S. Congress in his bid for new gun-control measures, expressed new frustration over lax firearms laws in the United States, saying it is unique among advanced countries in the scale of violence it experiences. "You've seen nearly uniformly peaceful protests and you've seen, uniformly, police handling those protests with professionalism". "But we can make it harder for them to do so", Obama said.

While Thursday's attack stunned Dallas into mourning, it did not stop demonstrations around the country against killings by police.

In this city where a struggle with police left 37-year-old Alton Sterling dead this week, leaders gathered before a crowd on Friday afternoon, extolling Baton Rouge's civil rights history and urging citizens to use nonviolent civil disobedience to respond to the recent tragedies.

It followed the killing of five officers during a peaceful protest in the city on Thursday. Demonstrators in NY chanted "no racist police, no justice, no peace". As a Dallas police officer, we take everything we do with the respect, that we chose this job for a reason.

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