LAPD manhunt: More than 1,000 tips on Christopher Dorner; Southern Calif. school closes because of threat

 Holy Angels School in Arcadia

Brian Watt

Holy Angels School in Arcadia is closed on Feb. 12, 2013. It decided to close because a relative of the parish's Pastor was named in Dorner's manifesto.

LAPD Dorner Manhunt

Rina Palta

LAPD Lt. Andy Nieman talks to reported about the latest details in the manhunt for fugitive Christopher Dorner on Feb. 12, 2013.

Police are now investigating more than 1,000 tips from the public in the search for fugitive ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, the fired officer suspected of a deadly revenge plot.

LAPD spokesman Lt. Andrew Neiman said Tuesday morning the number of tips has grown from an initial 250 since the city offered a $1 million reward for information leading to the capture of Dorner, who was charged Monday with the murder of a Riverside police officer and the attempted murder of three other cops.

Neiman said that detectives have obtained new security video from a sporting goods store but have not determined if it shows Dorner.

The video posted earlier on shows a man arriving with two small scuba tanks and then leaving with both those tanks and a larger one.

Dorner is suspected of three murders and three attempted murders.

Also on Tuesday, a Southern California Catholic elementary school is shut down because of reported threats against the family of the church pastor by murder suspect Christopher Dorner.

KCAL-TV reports that classes at Holy Angels School in Arcadia are canceled through at least Wednesday.

The station says classes were cancelled after the pastor called Arcadia police to say a member of his family was named in Dorner's online manifesto.

Police say they're adding patrols near the school. 

Dorner is a former Los Angeles police officer. He's suspected of killing three people in retaliation for his firing.

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