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01 Jan 2002 00:00
Police cars and SWAT teams on Monday detained a man near the scene of the latest suspected sniper shooting in Virginia, US media reported.
CNN television said the man was taken into custody after a phone booth and white van were surrounded on a main road in Richmond, Virginia.
Police tactical teams, local police and federal agents
surrounded the van which was parked next to the booth in a petrol station.
Police on Sunday had issued an appeal to the person who left a message at a restaurant in Ashland, Virginia where a 37-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded on Saturday.
Before the shooting, the sniper killed nine people and
wounded two others since October 2.
“To the person that left us a message at the Ponderosa last night: You gave us a telephone number. We do want to talk to you.
Call us at the number you provided.
Richmond is 26 kilometres from Ashland. - Sapa-AP
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