A police officer responding to the scene of an accident was maced Thursday morning in the Merle Hay neighborhood of Des Moines.

After committing the assault 25 year old Brandon Bordinat escaped in a black 1998 Toyota Camry with a smashed rear end. Police are actively searching for Bordinat and consider him armed and dangerous. The incident occurred in the same neighborhood where two Urbandale police officers were ambushed and killed in November.

Mr. Bordinat is also wanted by bounty hunters at Dale Ellis Always Affordable Bail Bonds who offered a reward for his capture on their Facebook page December 21st.

Citizens are warned not to approach the suspect and instead call the Urbandale Police Department with information on his whereabouts.