Massacre in Mexican Cartel: Suspect with 2 hostages, assault rifles, bullet-proof SUV arrested in a border town
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 – on Monday, who live in a Mormon community about 70 miles south of Douglas, Aris.
A convoy of victims was ambushed during the day by gunmen believed to be linked to a drug cartel in Mexico.
MASSACER MEXICAN CARTEL: 9 AMERICAN, Including 6 children, MORMON Frost  A car passes through Colonia LeBaron, one of the many places where the extended LeBaron family lives in Chihuahua, Galle County November, 2019. Drug cartel gunners ambushed on Monday three vehicles along the state border of Chihuahua and Sonora, killing at least six children and three women from the extended Lebaron family, all of them U.S. citizens living in the North Mexico, authorities said in Tue. rnik. [1
9659005] A car passes through Colonia LeBaron, one of the many places the extended LeBaron family lives in Galleana, northern Chihuahua, northern Mexico, Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Drug cartel gunners ambushed on Monday three vehicles near the state border of Chihuahua and Sonora, killing at least six children and three women from the extended Lebaron family, all of them U.S. citizens living in northern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday.
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Criminal Investigation Agency Stated On Facebook Douglas, Arizona. The suspect held two hostages who were tied up and locked inside a vehicle.
Investigators found four assault weapons and a bullet.
The Criminal Investigation Agency stated in a Facebook message that the suspect was found in the city of Agua Prieta, just off the Douglas, Arizona border. The suspect held two hostages who were tied up and imprisoned in a vehicle.
Officials say the gunners may have confused the group's large SUVs with those of a rival gang amid a vicious turf war.
Eight young children – including babies – survived the attack by hiding in the brush and although they were injured several kilometers to get help. Five seriously injured children were transported to hospitals in Arizona for treatment.
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A relative of 13-year-old Devin Blake Langford, who was unharmed in the attack, said he had taken over the group's management and ended up walking 14 miles to help.
Clockwise from top left: Downa Langford, Trevor Langford, Rogan Langford, Christina Marie Langford Johnson, Crystal Miller, Ronita Maria Miller and twins Titus and Tiana and Howard Miller. (GoFundMe)
"After witnessing the shooting of his mother and his brothers, Devin hid his six siblings in the bushes and covered them with branches to protect them as he went for help," she said. "When it took him too long to get back, his 9-year-old sister left the other five to try again.
His sister, MacKenzie Rhine Langford was eventually rescued.
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Relatives tried to reach the children but were prevented by firing.
Lebaron family members witnessed a car burn in which part of the nine killed family members were killed and burned during an ambush in Bavispe, Sonora, Mexico, on November 5, 2019
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It is reported that a mother hid her baby in a car before getting out with her hands up and being killed by a cartel.
"This kind of thing should not go unnoticed." Austin Close said, a relative of one of the victims. "And these types of people don't just have to be buried without spelling their names. They are great people."
Meanwhile, the FBI offered assistance to the Mexican government, hours after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rejected Trump's overt war on drug cartels in the country in response to the brutal killings.
"If Mexico needs or wants help cleaning these monsters, the United States is ready and willing to get involved and get the job done quickly and efficiently," Trump tweeted on Tuesday. "The great new president of Mexico has made this a big problem, but the cartels have gotten so big and powerful that sometimes you need an army to defeat the army!"
Obrador thanked Trump, but refused help, saying: worst, what you can have is war. "
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" We have declared war and it has not worked, "said Lopez Obrador, referring to the policies of previous administrations." This is not an option. "
Associated Press contributed to this report