Saturday, September 24, 2005

FBI Agent Wounded in Wells Fargo Shootout

FBI Agent Wounded in Shootout to Capture Puerto Rican Nationalist Wanted in Wells Fargo Robbery
HORMIGUEROS, Puerto Rico :A gunbattle erupted Friday as FBI agents surrounded the hideout of a Puerto Rican nationalist leader wanted in the 1983 robbery of Connecticut armored truck depot, and at least one agent was wounded, police said.
Puerto Rico's top broadcast stations carried reports that Filiberto Ojeda Rios, who has been in hiding for 15 years, had been captured or killed. A law enforcement agent who spoke on condition of anonymity and Hector Pesquera, president of the Hostiano independence movement, told The Associated Press he was killed. But there was no official confirmation.
The robbery of $7.2 million from the Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, Conn., is considered an act of domestic terrorism because it allegedly was carried out by 19 members of the Puerto Rican militant nationalist group Macheteros, or Cane Cutters.


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