Police in Iowa have launched a large-scale manhunt for Scott Michael Greene, who allegedly ambushed and killed two Des Moines cops early this morning.

The incident began around 1 a.m., when an assailant shot and killed an Urbandale police officer who was sitting in his or her patrol car. While investigating the first attack, officers reportedly discovered the second slain cop about two miles away.

Update Greene surrendered to police Wednesday afternoon and is currently in police custody.

Schools in the Urbandale area, where the first officer was killed, were closed “indefinitely” Wednesday as law enforcement officers searched for the suspect, who has since been identified as 46-year-old Greene. The slain officers have not yet been publicly identified.

Police say Greene is 5’11 and 180 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was reportedly driving a blue 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck with Iowa license plate 780 YFR and a ladder rack.

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