LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four prostitutes was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman managed to escape from him and notify the authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "serial killer."
Just after 4:30, the Lawrence police radio sounded: ‘All right, get every civilian out of this area.’
LAWRENCE — It began, a little after 4 p.m. Thursday, with a single call about a basement fire — an unremarkable event, on what had seemed an unremarkable afternoon. A minute or two later, emergency dispatchers north of Boston received another call about another fire. Then a half-dozen more in quick succession, all within five minutes, each reporting a basement fire or a strong odor of gas.
“We have . . . multiple streets,” a voice on the radio said, according to county fire and EMS records. “Have the gas company respond immediately.”
By 4:20 p.m., it was clear: Something dangerous was happening. But no one knew what it was, or when, or how, it would end.