Attack Aftermath: Dallas Police HQ Boarded Up, Neighborhood Activities Resume

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DALLAS, TX -- Dallas Police Headquarters just doesn’t look the same.

The day after a violent ambush, the building’s front windows are boarded up and the doors are locked. Cops are still assessing the extensive damage from the hail of gunfire triggered by James Boulware.

You gotta hand it to Dallas PD after looking at the mess, it truly is amazing that no one was seriously hurt. "We’re very fortunate – we have great officers they did a great job and we’re thankful no one got injured,” Gil Garza with DPD said.

But you gotta wonder, why doesn’t DPD HQ have bullet proof windows? Hey, it’s just a thought. Well, you better believe safety and security of cops and their department is now a subject of serious concern.

"We barely survived the intent of this suspect,” Chief David Brown said during a press conference Saturday.

Meanwhile, folks in the community say things are getting back to normal, after their long day and brush with bullets.

"Well, it was pretty crazy with everything that was going on. It kinda felt like a war zone,” Jennifer Bonner said. She lives at South Side on Lamar.

Yeah, Sunday’s vibe was quite the contrast from Saturday's crime scene. "I have a business and I live down here, so I’m really tied to the neighborhood; to see it be affected as much as it was – it’s been a long couple of days for sure.”

Well, it’s certainly one terrifying scene that neither DPD nor the folks here will soon forget. But for all those doubters, resident Samuel Fuller is quick to remind you: “It’s safe here.”