Crime & Justice

Authorities end Hollywood Hills search for murder suspect Oscar Bridges

Screenshot from NBC L.A. showing police amid Hollywood Hills search on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
Screenshot from NBC L.A. showing police amid Hollywood Hills search on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
NBC L.A.

Authorities have ended their sweeping search of Hollywood for a suspected killer.

More than 50 deputies, some on horses and aided by helicopters, fanned out in the Hollywood Hills, searched a canyon trail and marched down the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a sniffing bloodhound Tuesday in the hunt for Oscar Bridges.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said they came up empty-handed and stopped about 3 p.m.

Nishida says the search won't resume Wednesday, but detectives will continue checking tips about Bridges. She says Bridges has a history of violence and drugs crimes, he's a convicted sex offender and he's considered armed and dangerous.

Bridges is wanted in connection with the Jan. 23 stabbing death of a man at a motel in the Westmont area.