If you are just joining us, we are still getting early reports of what appears to have been another ambush of police officers, this time in Baton Rouge, the city already racked by the police killing of Alton Sterling earlier this month. It is important not that while suspicions as to motive are obvious. There is as yet no evidence as to motive or identity of shooters. Latest reports have three officers dead, more wounded and what initial reports identify as a single assailant with an assault rifle.
More updates shortly.
Late Update: 12:27 PM ET: AP reports a single assailant also dead.
Later Update: 12:31 PM ET: There are conflicting reports on the number of assailants involved in the ambush.