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Hollywood Hills searched for murder suspect

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 | 3:54 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.