Manhunt for LAPD attacker is on hold

Posted at 6:58 AM, Feb 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-09 06:58:30-05

(CNN) – The manhunt for former cop Christopher Dorner has been postponed early Saturday after heavy snow affected the search in a Southern California mountain resort community.

Search teams are set to return to Big Bear Lake at the break of daylight, but some question if the 33-year-old ex-cop is still even in the area.

“The possibility exists that he is here, somewhere in the forest, so we’re going to keep looking…until we determine that he’s not here,” said Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Dorner is wanted in connection with the killing of two people in Irvine on Sunday and then on Thursday shooting at three Los Angeles-area police officers, one of whom later died.

He allegedly wrote a manifesto declaring war on police and their families in retaliation for being fired from his job as a Los Angeles Police Department officer, and then losing an appeal to be reinstated.