November 2, 2016 3:50 pm -

Des Moines police caught the suspect.

Police arrested Scott Michael Greene, 46, in nearby Dallas County amid a manhunt following the early-morning shootings, Des Moines police Lt. Chris Scott told NBC News. He was being transported back to Des Moines for questioning.

Scott Michael Greene, of Urbandale, Iowa. Des Moines Police Department via AP
A law enforcement official told NBC News the suspect has “a history of problems and mental issues and was in dire straits.”

Earlier, police described Greene as armed and dangerous, and said he posed a “clear and present danger to police officers.”


A manhunt is in progress.

…police right now say they are working with very few details other than a vehicle description, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek of the Des Moines police.


The first officer responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 1 a.m local time in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale and was shot and killed while sitting alone in his patrol car.

The second officer came in to assist in the initial incident and was also shot and killed.



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