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Scoop Report: Washington Snipers Suspects Held

The hunt for the Washington Sniper may be over after two men have been held on firearms charges. Further charges expected. Here, Scoop links to breaking stories around the world...

Washington Post - A Persian Gulf war veteran and a teenager arrested before dawn today at a Maryland rest stop are believed to be behind the deadly Washington area sniper shootings that threw the region into panic for weeks, according to two law enforcement sources. See… Two People Arrested in Sniper Investigation

Official Arrest Warrant - Arrest Warrant

Video Police Chief’s Statement - Video Police Statement

Text Police Chief’s Statement - Police Chief’s Statement in text form

ABC News: Arrests Spark Reports Sniper Killer Caught - Herald Tribune.com

Reuters: Bush told agents believe Washington sniper caught - Bush told of arrests

EARLIER: News.com.au - Evidence mounts in sniper case - How the detectives broke the code

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