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And a Fox News alert out west a major manhunt now under way for a suspect in the shooting of a park -- this happening in Utah.
Police right now tracking the man's footprints they've recovered his rifle and a backpack they say.
While looking through a canyon that just southwest of Moab Utah searchers say they also found a tattered bloody T shirt.
They think -- suspect may have been using that to try -- -- to a won't.
Park ranger -- young was shot three times in the attack.
Bernie young is now in the hospital in Colorado is in critical but stable condition and -- he has been talking to investigators.
Joining us on the phone as -- Grand County sheriff James an island sheriff what can you tell us about what went down and the search for the suspect.
Well -- pretty much covered what happened -- currently shooting right now world where you book of they -- -- -- -- and to a comply and that canyon.
Well right now we're using up pretty helicopter we'll go one all the blur on -- -- private life.
There's -- -- barriers that we can be picked up any kind of -- heat source.
-- -- helicopters are flying -- a larger search pattern around the third is do we cannot recuperating.
And have a so this individual was trying to -- this particular canyon that we -- Will the world at this time we have ground troops stationed.
At some of the helicopter could do -- -- replied then we will continue.
Our ground search.
In this particular.
And and sheriff any motive for this apparently.
young confronted the suspect who had his car park do we know why there was -- shooting -- both exchanged gunfire what is the motive.
Or the reason for of stopping him.
Yeah we have no idea on the -- club course.
Officer -- we -- Total have been unable we've talked him out of the we have no idea what -- Cause I was doing you know law and all of the -- known as -- foreign individual end up.
And he is working relationship book that ranked guys served almost immediate not a person that would be escalate the situation room.
Not covenant out of escalation we feel at this point through our investigation.
That this suspect.
Totally attacked him for what reason we have no idea.
Well our -- certainly in a sympathies and prayers certainly go out to -- -- young you've got some of those beautiful country country and in this country there.
Around -- you've got -- the Arches National Park canyon lands.
A lot of box canyons.
Chances are this suspect can't get out of there is that usually the history when you have the -- -- type of situation.
Yeah that's very true monopoly you know people would understand that this country is very rugged.
And of course would -- -- individual armed and dangerous.
And that court that might start certainly move very low we're using though.
Of course we've got a lot of thought into the lives of those who -- cracking experience.
I am not in the world -- this would find them we have found promo material that we.
Believe belonged to him and we're gonna continue to -- -- -- ways that -- Most certainly hope that comes sooner than later sheriff for James island of Grand County.
And so the new -- thank you so much and again our thoughts and -- -- speak for all Americans go out to -- young and is now thanks.
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