Currently being updated by Brandon Darby of Breitbart Texas:
Police have the area blocked off and have removed reporters for up to half a mile away. Helicopters are patrolling the skies and police are standing in the intersection, blocking the roads and are armed with M-16s.
UPDATE, 8:51 PM: A senior officer has said that the officer taken to the hospital will be OK, and that the two suspects will not be OK. The 100 people being held inside singing the Star-Spangled Banner to comfort themselves.
UPDATE, 8:45 PM: Police appeared to have escorted a few individuals through a conference room, and continue to patrol the perimeter.
UPDATE: Suspects had two AK-47’s according to police on the scene. The officer has been transported to the hospital. The suspects are still on the ground at the scene. They are not moving and are not being touched at this time until a bomb squad checks out their bodies.
Approximately 100 people are being held by police in a secured facility inside the event.
The incident occurred in Garland, a suburb of Dallas; Darby notes that “Armed police officers rushed in to the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest and quickly removed Pamela Geller and whisked her away to safety after a gunfight erupted outside of the event.” More as it comes in.
Some related tweets:
Cop gets shot in the head in NYC on Saturday, cops get shot and potential explosives at an art event in Dallas on Sunday. Cool country bro
— H (@Tark31) May 4, 2015
@PamelaGeller @instapundit Good ol’ religion of peace again. See what happens when you try this in Texas, islamists? Let this be a warning.
— James Taylor (@Gluesponge) May 4, 2015
A reminder (before it all starts anew): protecting speech you disagree with is almost certainly more important than protecting speech you do
— Carl Paulus (@CarlPaulus) May 4, 2015
And the Dallas Morning News begins the MSM spin that the victims had it coming: