Manhunt at Mount Rainier after park ranger killed
Authorities scoured the national park around Washington’s Mount Rainier on Sunday for a man they say fatally shot a park ranger and fled into the woods, a park spokeswoman said.
The suspect remained at large Sunday afternoon, believed to be somewhere in the expansive park, Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman Lee Taylor said. At this time, no video surveillance is available and authorities do not have a description of the gunman.
“It began as just a normal traffic stop” around 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET), Taylor explained to CNN. But the suspect didn’t heed a request to pull over, prompting a ranger to radio ahead requesting assistance.
Park ranger Margaret Anderson, 34, responded to that call and set up her patrol vehicle as a roadblock.
“When he arrived at that spot, he got out (of his car) and fatally shot her,” said Taylor.