BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The search for Luther Glenn has shifted southeast from the wooded area near Floyd Bradford Road to an area about a mile away. Law enforcement agencies are now looking along the Cahaba River and behind the Shops at Grand River in Leeds for the suspect in who has been on the run since allegedly assaulting a Trussville police officer Thursday morning.
Officials were led to the area near the Cahaba River by tips from a group of Trinity Baptist Church members. They were hosting a Boston Butts cookout at their church and said they saw the suspect run behind a building. Earlier in the day, police had asked the people gathered for the cookout to be on the lookout for the suspect. Once they spotted the suspect, the church members notified police who then flooded the scene and continued the search along the Cahaba River.
Fox 6 News crews on the scene report that several police vehicles are gathered on the bridge on Highway 78 that crosses over the Cahaba River, about a quarter of a mile from the entrance to the Shops at Grand River.
Irondale mayor Tommy Alexander e said that security at the shops has been increased to ensure the safety of customers as the hunt for a man described as "violent" continues.
The State Department of Public Safety's helicopter is scouring the area from above and the K-9 unit from St. Clair County Jail has also been deployed on the ground. As many as ten different law enforcement agencies from around the state are involved in the hunt for Glenn.
We will continue to update this story online and on the air as it develops.