GARLAND, Texas (AP) – Authorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.
The city of Garland said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Sunday night that two men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and began shooting at a security officer.
The statement says Garland Police Department officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed.
The statement doesn’t say whether the shooting was related to the event.
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The statement says the gunmen’s vehicle may contain an “incendiary device.” A bomb squad is on scene.
Nearby businesses were evacuated.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative was hosting a contest that would award $10,000 for the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.