Ambush Gunman Had Grudge Against Police

The man who killed a deputy and wounded four other officers in an ambush in Colorado Sunday had no criminal record, police say—but he evidently had a grudge against the police in Douglas County. In videos posted on YouTube, 37-year-old Matthew Riehl ranted against police, singling out an officer who pulled him over, the Denver Post reports. 

In a video originally posted Dec. 13, Riehl, a veteran who worked as a lawyer in Wyoming after leaving the military, calls Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock a "clown" and says he plans to run for sheriff as a Libertarian. The Colorado Libertarian Party says Riehl was never a candidate or member of the party and they "repudiate any kind of violent actions against the government."

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