Sioux City police seek man who shot officer

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police were searching for a man with a rifle who shot an officer during a traffic stop.

The Sioux City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/10PETEk ) the officer was shot about 3 p.m. Monday during a traffic stop in an alley.

Police Chief Doug Young says the injuries to the officer, who wasn’t named, weren’t life-threatening.

Local police were being helped by Woodbury County sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals officers in searching for the shooter.

Area schools were scheduled to be locked down until 6 p.m. and athletics events were cancelled.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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