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Who Was the Dallas PD Headquarters Attacker?

June 15, 2015  | 

James Boulware was booked in 2013 after choking his mother. (Photo: Dallas County Jail)
James Boulware was booked in 2013 after choking his mother. (Photo: Dallas County Jail)

James Boulware was lashing out in rage long before the attack on Dallas police headquarters early Saturday.

Besides a history of domestic strife, he was accused of threatening the judge who presided over his custody battle against his own mother.

His father told the Dallas Morning News Boulware’s explosive violence Saturday was the culmination of blaming authorities for taking his 11-year-old son away from him.

In April, the boy’s grandmother was granted custody. On Monday, the judge in the case signed the final order, but Boulware was not in court.

His father, Jim Boulware, said his son’s struggles had been especially intense since April 2013, when James was charged with assaulting his mother.

James Boulware nearly choked his mother out after she objected to his remarks about religion, Jews and Christians, among other topics.


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TX Lawman @ 6/15/2015 6:47 PM

God was with the officers this day. The officers cars were shot to hell as they bailed from them upon arrival. No officers or civilians were injured. There are apartments and a hotel directly across the street from headquarters. The officers returned fire but the bullets would not penetrate the armored vehicle. After shooting at the building and responding officers, the suspect fled and the officers jumped back in their shot up vehicles and pursued him. They ended up in another city in a parking lot. Gun shots were exchanged. SWAT came to the location and used a .50 calibre sniper rifle to take out the radiator. After hours of negotiation, the suspect stated he was going to blow up all the officers and ceased negotiations. The sniper got the green light and ended his life. More bombs were discovered in the vehicle. It was decided to explode the vehicle were it was. As the robot attemted to pick up the first bomb at headquarters, it exploded. Thank God! Job well done DPD!

Tom Gresham @ 6/16/2015 7:23 AM

Good Work Dallas PD...

S.S. @ 6/16/2015 8:15 AM

Good job to DPD!!

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/16/2015 10:43 AM

If you have ever seen the face of pure evil, this is it!

kevCopAz @ 6/21/2015 9:21 PM

I agree, Thank the Lord for his help. This man was angry, but didn't appear "nuts" based on what little facts reference that are out in the media. Glad Im retired from LE. Too nuts and too little back up from politicians out there these days. God bless those that are still standing the line. Thanks from an "old cop".

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