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Fugitive charged with murder of officer

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Hundreds of tips prompted by a $1 million reward poured in to authorities seeking help finding the most wanted man in America, a former Los Angeles police officer who was charged Monday with murdering a policeman in Riverside.

With thousands of officers around Southern California searching for Christopher Dorner, prosecutors in Riverside announced charges for last week’s killing. Dorner also was charged with attempted murder for wounding another officer and firing at two others, Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach said.

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Authorities obtained a no-bail arrest warrant, which allows Dorner to be apprehended anywhere. Dorner is also a suspect in the murders of a former police captain’s daughter and her fiance.

More than 700 tips had come in since the reward was announced.

‘‘Now it’s like the game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire,’’’ said Anthony Burke, supervisory inspector for the US Marshals regional fugitive taskforce. ‘‘Instead of one contestant, we’ve got 100,000, and there’s only one question you have to answer. All they have to answer is where he’s at, and we can take it from there.’’

The wide-ranging search has created unusually heavy traffic backups at California border crossings into Mexico, as agents are more closely inspecting each car. State police in Mexico’s Baja California were given photographs of Dorner and warned to consider him armed and extremely dangerous.

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