Breaking news out of Garland, Texas as there are reports of gunfire and an officer down at or near Pam Geller’s inaugural $10,000 Muhammad Art Contest being held at the Curtis Culwell Center:

Updates to follow.


Update – Local businesses getting evacuated.

Update. Worry over explosives continues:

Update. Possible shots fired at Walmart:

Update: Attendees singing the “Star Spangled Banner” as they prepare to evacuate:

… and “God Bless America”:


Update. Possible explosives left at the scene; Police officer (or security guard  — we’re seeing both) shot in the leg with non life-threatening injury:

Update. Evacuations underway:

Clarification: Reports say the wounded officer works for the Garland Independent School District:

Update. Report from the City of Garland Facebook page:

Update. Plano Police Department bomb squad on the scene:

Update. Good news. Garland ISD officer released from the hospital:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated and the spelling of Ms. Geller’s name in the title has been corrected. We’ve also corrected another headline typo. We apologize for the errors.