The AJC and are reporting that Nichols has been captured in North Atlanta (Gwinett) after a hostage situation. Apparently, a customs agent was found shot to death – tt’s unclear as to how related it is.

The AJC headline now reads that Nichols “surrenders to police.”

This is an interesting excerpt from the customs agent story

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Don O’Briant, who police say was beaten and his car stolen by Nichols on Friday, wrote that his attacker asked him directions to Lenox Square mall, near the site of the shooting.

(The agent was found near Lenox) Does this seem odd to anyone? Nichols pistol-whipped O’Briant and stole his car (which, it seems he only took down one floor), but took the time to ask directions to Lenox from someone he had attacked. Answer – He asked for directions and then pulled the gun. That makes a lot more sense…

Here’s the CNN story.

This AJC story has a pretty good timeline of the entire event. They have an interactive timeline as well.

[short update]
Not to make light of this at all, but I just wanted to point out that the AJC posted the news online at 11:33 am. I, thanks to Octane’s WiFi found out at 11:35, along with some other patrons, and the entire coffeeshop knew less than a minute later. WiFi – is there anything it can’t do?

This picture is from video at a parking garage in Atlanta Friday appears to show suspect Brian Nichols wearing a jacket he took from reporter. (via AJC)

1 Comment so far

  1. Greg (unregistered) on March 12th, 2005 @ 9:19 pm

    And by 3:00, Kicks Country radio had news reports spliced into Toby Keith and Willie Nelsons “Beer For My Horses”

    Nothing like comparing this whole mess to a song about lynching folks huh?

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