CNN anchor calls Dallas attack 'brave'

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Dallas Shooting: Sniper Shot Suspect in Police Attack

A CNN anchor had a surprising assessment of Saturday's Dallas shooting.

The network's Fredricka Whitfield was speaking to CNN legal analyst Philip Holloway when she offered words of praise for the driver of an armored van who opened fire outside of the Dallas police department's headquarters. The driver was killed by a police sniper.

"It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff," Whitfield said.

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CNN anchor calls Dallas attack 'brave'
Here are some pictures of the damage at HQ. http://t.co/ic18axSTPO
An armoured van just attacked a police station in Dallas with guns and a bomb http://t.co/UAN28dVOGK http://t.co/vHNyzXgBew
Dallas police now say they believe it was one person shooting at police HQ
We are researching the name the suspect gave, however the identity of the suspect has not been confirmed.
Initially, witness said there might have been 4 suspects. @DPDChief says we believe that one suspect shot from various locations.
.@DPDChief says, "We barely survived the intent of this suspect." #Dallas police officers literally dodged bullets.
There are no injured officers. Some say #Dallas PD officers are lucky, @DPDChief says #Dallas PD officers are blessed.
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Holloway responded by saying: "I think the Dallas police did an excellent job handling this situation, and we're very fortunate that no one other than the suspect was injured."

A CNN rep did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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