The White House says President Barack Obama will cut short his European trip and visit Dallas early next week, as the city mourns five police officers killed by a sniper.

Obama had been scheduled to return to Washington on Monday. Instead, he will leave Spain on Sunday night after a meeting with that country's interim prime minister and a visit with U.S. military personnel.

Obama is currently in Warsaw, Poland, for a NATO summit.

The White House says Obama will focus next week on efforts to support police officers while addressing "persistent racial disparities" in the criminal justice system.

Obama on Friday tried to channel Americans' horror and outrage over the targeted shootings of police officers, decrying the fatal attack in Dallas as "despicable" and declaring there was no justification for the violence.

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