A suspect was arrested near the Arizona border with Mexico in connection with the deaths of nine U.S. citizens - six children and three women Monday who were living in a Mormon communityabout 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz., investigators said early Wednesday.
The victims convoy came under fire during the day in an ambush by gunmen believed to be affiliated with a drug cartel in Mexico.
MEXICAN CARTEL MASSACRE: 9 AMERICANS, INCLUDING 6 CHILDREN, FROM MORMON OFFSHOOT MURDERED
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The Agency for Criminal Investigation said in a statement on Facebook the suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right across the border from Douglas, Arizona. The suspect was holding two hostages who were bound and gagged inside a vehicle.
Investigators found four assault rifles and a bulletproof SUV.
Officials have said that the gunmen may have mistaken the groups large SUVs for those of a rival gang amid a vicious turf war.
Eight young children - including babies - survived the attack by hiding in the brush and even though they were woundedsome walked miles to get help. Five badly wounded children were transported to hospitals in Arizona for treatment.
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A relative of 13-year-old Devin Blake Langford, who was uninjured in the attack,said he took charge of the group and ended up walking 14 milesfor help.
After witnessing his mother and brothers being shot dead, Devin hid his six other siblings in the bushes and covered them with branches to keep them safe while he went for help, she said. When he took too long to return, his 9-year-old sister left the remaining five to try again.
His sister,Mckenzie Rayne Langford, was eventually rescued.
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Relatives tried to reach the children but were prevented by gunfire.
One mother reportedly hidher baby inside her car before she got out with her arms raised and was killed by the cartel.
This sort of thing shouldnt go unnoticed, Austin Cloes, a relative of one of the victims, said.And these sorts of people shouldnt just be buried without their names being put out there. These are great people.
The FBI meanwhile has offered assistance to the Mexican government, hours after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rejectedPresident Trumps overture to wage war on the countrys drug cartels in response to the brutal slayings.
If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively, Trump tweeted Tuesday. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!
Obrador thankedTrump but declined the help, saying,The worst thing you can have is war.
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We declared war, and it didnt work, Lopez Obrador said, referring to the policies of previous administrations. That is not an option.
The Associated Press contributed to this reportB:
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