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Like -- a Fox News alert right now on manhunt under way in Washington State.
Up police evacuating Mount Rainier national park which is an enormous task in itself.
As a search for a gunman who killed a female park ranger.
On New Year's Day Rick Leventhal is on the story for us today this morning.
What do we know about the suspect we have a picture good morning good morning bill -- a very dangerous pursuit for law enforcement the prime suspect is an Iraq War veteran was survival skills -- deep emotional scars believed to be heavily armed.
-- assault rifle and a willingness to issue.
24 year old Benjamin -- Barnes came back from Iraq with posttraumatic stress disorder according to the mother of his child.
She filed a restraining orders saying he got easily irritated and angry.
And kept an arsenal of weapons at home Barnes is suspected of shooting four people at a house party early Sunday morning south of Seattle then.
He drove about -- year speeding past a checkpoint at 10:20 AM that's when one ranger gave chase.
And another ranger Margaret Anderson blocked the road -- vehicle before she was shot to death.
He immediately made you turn came out they fired on -- Site of a car but multiple rounds side of the car and shouldn't have a chance she never even next to the vehicle.
Anderson was -- 34 year old mother of two young children she was married to another ranger who was in the park at the time of the shooting bill.
Well what about the the visitors who were in the park when the shooting happened while there was talk to roar.
Will -- was locked down and there were roughly a 145 tourists who were there they were evacuated.
Under cover of darkness last night.
Now Rainier national park has miles of wooded trails surrounding 141000 foot peak at spectacularly beautiful it's also very rugged with two feet of fresh -- This manhunt involves a 150 officers from several agencies including the Washington State Patrol.
US Forest Service and FBI they also of a plane with infrared heat seeking equipment.
The suspect -- allegedly moving in and out of strained to try and cover his tracks through the snow.
A tactical teams as they've got to the track on their prey but at last report.
He was way out ahead of them they could probably run for a long time you got size that forced to Rick thank you what's gonna stay on this and the very latest on our website at foxnews.com.
We'll keep you posted on the search for that -- minutes of breaking news story that's happening right now.
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