Report: Dorner 'gun battle' broadcast live on air

Police officers have engaged in a gun battle in the mountains of California with a person believed to be former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, reports Associated Press.

The noise of the gun battle was broadcast by KCAL-TV, whose reporter suddenly found himself near the fight. Someone could be heard yelling at the reporter to get out of the area.

Christopher Dorner. Credit: Reuters/Handout

Road blocks are up around the Big Bear area, where Christopher Dorner's burned-out pickup was found Thursday.

Authorities have been conducting a manhunt in the area since last week. He is accused of killing a couple and a police officer.

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Fugitive ex-cop remains found

The remains recovered from a cabin in Big Bear, California, have been positively identified as those of fugitive former Los Angeles policeman Christopher Dorner, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.