LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- The authorities have beefed up security in and out of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles in anticipation of a potential attack on officers while the annual Grammy Awards are handing out trophies in a big ceremony.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has called officers who were supposed to have the day off back to duty at the extravaganza, while asking others to work overtime.
Former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has a plan that could include targeting a police command post at a major incident, such as the nationally-telecast Grammy broadcast at the Nokia Theater Sunday, John Miller, now a senior correspondent at CBS News, said on the "CBS Morning News." He has talked with Los Angeles police and found them to "have an anxiety factor that is unbelievable," he said.
Police have been searching the area around Big Bear mountains outside of L.A. after discovering Dorner's burning truck there Thursday, but the hunt for the ex-cop has spread to at least three states so far.
Dorner may have as many as 30 weapons with him now, CNN reported. Other weapons were burned inside the truck as it was set on fire at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday.
Dorner, 33, is accused of killing three people, one a police officer, and wounding two others in cold blood. He is seeking revenge against several former LAPD colleagues whom he believes were responsible for his sacking.
Meanwhile, the police are putting together a one million U.S. dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The sum is coming from donors and municipalities, and two Los Angeles County supervisors will ask their colleagues to approve the reward which may be a component of the one million offer, a spokesman said.
On Saturday, officials from a variety of law-enforcement agencies including local police departments, FBI and U.S. Marshals Service formed a task force to enhance the investigation and search for Dorner.