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Dallas police chief asks protesters to join cops

Chief David Brown

By Kate Sheehy

July 11, 2016 | 1:18pm

Dallas’s police chief revealed chilling new details Monday about the bloody showdown with cop-killer Micah Johnson, describing how the city’s streets were turned into a war zone as officers hunted down the madman.

Chief David Brown said 11 officers engaged in a gun battle with the rifle-toting Johnson as protesters and passers-by fled for their lives. Two other officers used explosive devices to try to bring him down, Brown said.

The killer, who fatally shot five cops and wounded seven more officers and two civilians, was eventually blown up by two officers operating a remote-controlled device in a building on the campus of El Centro College, Brown said.

“I just said, ‘Don’t bring the whole building down. You know what I want,’” Brown recalled telling the bomb squad officers.

“They improvised this whole idea in 15 to 20 minutes. It was extraordinary.”