U.S. announces $1 million reward for cop ‘terrorist’
Los Angeles, United States (4E) – In an attempt to capture an ex-cop accused of “domestic terrorism”, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Sunday announced a $1 million bounty on Christopher Dorner for providing any information that could lead his arrest.
The 33-year-old ex-LAPD officer Dorner is involved in a series of murders that claimed three lives.
Dorner is also accused of ambushing two policemen on February 3 after killing a couple earlier this month.
He also killed one of the policemen and injured another officer in a separate incident. More recently, he had threatened to kill the police in an online manifesto, forcing the authorities to put some 50 LAPD families under special protection.
After announcing the reward at a news conference, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed not to tolerate anybody’s attempt to undermine the security, tranquillity of neighborhoods and communities.
“We will not tolerate this reign of terror that has robbed us of the peace of mind that residents of southern California deserve. We will not tolerate this murderer remaining at large,” he said.
Police continued a massive manhunt after discovering Dorner’s weapon-filled truck in woods near the ski resort of Big Bear.