It appears that the sniper has been caught...

"A Bushmaster .223-caliber rifle was recovered from the vehicle impounded during the overnight arrest of two suspects in the Washington-area sniper case, a law enforcement source told CNN Thursday.

John Allen Muhammad, 41, also known as John Allen Williams, a Gulf War veteran, and 17-year-old John Lee Malvo, a Jamaican citizen, are to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Maryland.

All the sniper victims -- 10 dead, three wounded since October 2 -- were hit by a single .223-caliber shot. Washington radio station WTOP reported that a rifle, a scope and a tripod had been recovered from the suspects' vehicle.

A source also told CNN that the car -- a blue 1990 Chevrolet Caprice -- had been modified with a hole bored in the trunk. The rifle was found behind a seat.

Members of the sniper task force, in Kevlar combat gear and supported by helicopter cover, swarmed the highway rest stop in the pre-dawn darkness and arrested Muhammad and Malvo. (Gallery)

Law enforcement sources said the arrests were made without incident under federal warrants. Muhammad's warrant was issued on a firearms violation involving a Bushmaster .223 rifle -- the same type of weapon found in his car Thursday -- that he displayed at the home of a friend in Tacoma, Washington, where he once lived. Authorities said he was under a restraining order in a domestic abuse case at the time. "

http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/South/10/24/sniper.shootings/index.html
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