The manhunt for the suspect in the shooting of a police officer caused an Oregon town to nearly shut down, the Associated Press reported.
Authorities believe that David Anthony Durham, 43, is on the loose in the woods surrounding the town of Waldport after he allegedly shot Lincoln City police Officer Steven Dodds Sunday night during a traffic stop.
On Monday, officials with the Lincoln County School District closed the schools in area and they plan to have classes on Tuesday, but with the schools in lockdown.
Authorities said Durham was seen and chased by police in Newport, about 14 miles north of Waldport and that he fired shots at officers. Nobody was hit, police said.
Police said the Durham ran into a wooded area after spike strips were used to disable his truck. There, he shot at a crab fisherman on a boat in Alsea Bay, authorities said. Police think the suspect many have mistaken the fisherman for a police officer, the Associated Press reported.
-- Lance Murray