A chaotic, surreal standoff at a cabin in the mountains of Big Bear, CA may have brought an end to the nearly two week-long manhunt for ex LAPD officer Christopher Dorner.
Dorner had fled from a truck after being spotted by Wardens of the California Fish and Wildlife and barricaded himself inside of a cabin.
The FBI were able to bust out all of the cabin’s windows, and threw smoke devices inside, allegedly causing it to catch fire.
However, it has not yet been confirmed that Christopher Dorner is dead.
The intense fire burned for hours as authorities waited at a distance.
Despite the enormity of the blaze, authorities were hesitant to officially say they had stopped Dorner.
“No body has been pulled out,” LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said at a news conference Tuesday night. “No reports of a body being ID’d are true.”
Cindy Bachman, a spokeswoman for the lead agency in the case — the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department — echoed the words, saying at a separate news conference that authorities believe whoever was in the cabin never left.
“They believe that there is a body in there, but it is not safe to go inside,” she told reporters.
According to CNN, a body has since been recovered, but it will take days to identify the remains.
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Christopher Dorner is currently in a gun battle with authorities in the mountains of Big Bear, California.
Dorner reportedly invaded a home and tied up the couple inside. Police somehow found their way to him, cornered him, and a shootout ensued.
We’ll keep you updated as this story develops.
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