Motorcycle rider sought in attack on Sierra deputy |

Motorcycle rider sought in attack on Sierra deputy

Law enforcement officers in Northeastern California are on the lookout for a man who fired two shots at a Sierra County Sheriff’s Deputy earlier this week.

The man, described as wearing all-black motorcycle gear and riding a black sport touring motorcycle, fired at the deputy Monday morning and then escaped. The deputy wasn’t shot and was uninjured in the attack, according to a statement from the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 8:17 a.m. Monday, the deputy attempted to check on the motorcyclist as he was pulled off the road on Highway 49 near Big Canyon, according to Sheriff’s officials.

As the officer approached the motorcyclist, the rider pulled out a handgun and fired two rounds at the officer, who ducked for cover behind his patrol vehicle and returned fire, officials said.

The man fled the scene, speeding south on Highway 49, officials said. Officers from Sierra County, California Highway Patrol, state Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service were unable to locate the rider. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information on the attack should call the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 289-3700.

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