Brian Nichols in Custody
Brian Nichols, who shot and killed a judge and sheriff’s deputy in an Atlanta courthouse yesterday was surrounded in North Atlanta. The ATF just announced that they have him in custody. Fox News Channel is doing live coverage.
So far, no Internet coverage of the capture. GoogleNews should have more soon.
The most recent coverage otherwise is this AP report,
Police searching for a man suspected in a courthouse triple slaying said a U.S. customs agent was discovered shot to death in north Atlanta on Saturday, and his blue pickup truck, pistol and badge were missing. Officials were trying to determine if the slaying was related to the courthouse rampage Friday. The body was found in the area where suspect Brian Nichols used to live.
“We don’t know if this is the same suspect,” Fulton County Police deputy Chief G.D. Stiles said. “Whoever is driving this pickup truck is a cop killer.”
Nichols, 33, was suspected of killing a judge and two other people at a downtown courthouse Friday, then stealing a reporter’s car. He apparently never took the reporter’s green Honda Accord from the parking garage where he stole it and attempted more hijackings afterward, police said.
Jeff Quinton continues to live blog the television coverage. I’ll be out of pocket most of the day.