DES MOINES, Iowa (FOX 13/ AP) - Reports from Iowa say police have captured the man responsible for the ambush-style attacks that claimed the lives of two officers there overnight.
Urbandale resident Scott Michael Greene, 46, has been captured after a manhunt, FOX News confirms.
The Des Moines Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to a report of shots fired at about 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot.
Des Moines officers responded to help. About 20 minutes later, a Des Moines officer was found shot about 2 miles away. Both officers have died.
In a Wednesday morning press conference, Sgt. Paul Parizek stated, “There’s clearly a danger if you’re a police officer. These guys were sitting in their cars doing nothing wrong. There’s somebody out there shooting police officers. We hope to find him before anyone else gets hurt.”
Parizek said there was “a clear and present danger to police officers” and that officers are being paired up right now to keep them safe.
The names of the deceased officers have not yet been released.
Police have not said what led them to believe Greene was involved in the attacks.
Story information supplemented by Associated Press.