Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

This undated photo posted on Facebook on April 30, 2016, shows Micah Johnson, who was a suspect in the sniper slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas Thursday night, July 7, 2016, during a protest over two recent fatal police shootings of black men. An Army veteran, Johnson tried to take refuge in a parking garage and exchanged gunfire with police, who later killed him with a robot-delivered bomb, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said. (Facebook via AP)

DALLAS (AP) – Newly released documents show that the Army reservist who shot and killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014.

Doctors concluded that Micah Johnson posed no significant risk to himself or others after he sought treatment for anxiety, depression, and hallucinations.

The documents from the Veterans Health Administration were obtained by The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act.

The 25-year-old Johnson targeted the officers at the end of a peaceful march July 7 in downtown Dallas, where demonstrators were protesting fatal police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana. Authorities deployed a bomb-carrying robot to kill him.

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