Man who opened fire outside a Dallas court building is a former Army infantryman

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Brian Isaack Clyde

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A former Army infantryman was killed on Monday after he opened fire outside a Dallas, Texas federal building.


Brian Isaack Clyde, was just outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building right before 9 a.m., according to NBC News. Dressed in tactical gear, Clyde exchanged fire with federal officers; after he was shot, he ran to a parking lot where he fell down. He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. NBC also reported that police "conducted a controlled explosion" of his car.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

U.S. Army spokesman William Sharp confirmed that Clyde, a private first class, was an Army infantryman from August 2015 to February 2017.

Clyde posted a number of photos of himself in his Army uniform in 2015 and 2016, including one of a uniform (it's unclear who is wearing the uniform in the photo) with a 101st Airborne Division patch — which Clyde also appeared to be wearing on Monday.

His Facebook profile also says that he lives at Fort Campbell, which is home to the 101st.

Photo: Facebook

One of his most recent posts, made on Sunday, is a photo of a sword, with the caption "A modern gladius to defend the modern Republic."

Clyde also recently posted a photo of a 10 magazines on the floor, saying he "decided to finish getting all of my mags."

Photo: Facebook

In a video posted about a week before the shooting on Monday, Clyde films himself saying "I don't know how much longer I have, but a fucking storm is coming."

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