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The manhunt for a fugitive ex-cop might have just expanded with the $1 million reward authorities announced earlier today.
Local authorities offer the large reward to persons with any information leading to the arrest of former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, reports The Associated Press. Dorner is suspected of killing three and is still at large in Southern California.
"Every day that Dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer, is likely. That's why we rush to make this offer," said Los Angeles chief Charlie Beck said.
According to CBS News, the $1 million reward offer came at a news conference help by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa earlier.
"Our dedication to catch this killer remains steadfast," Villaraigosa said. "We will not tolerate this reign of terror."
Dorner is said to be dangerous following the release of an Internet revenge list naming several former LAPD colleagues and anyone related to them. SWAT teams and helicopters are on a manhunt in the snow covered mountains of Big Bear where Dorner’s charred pickup truck was discovered Thursday. Dorner believes that several former LAPD colleagues are responsible for his dismissal from the force.