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Alleged Maya Train sniper captured in Felipe Carrillo Puerto jungle by National Guard

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — After 36 hours of searching, a man believed responsible for the shooting of Maya Train workers has been captured. On Saturday morning, an unidentified male was taken into custody by National Guard and Municipal Police.

He is believed to be the alleged sniper who, to date, has taken aim at eight Maya Train workers along section 6. National Guard personnel worked with police from Felipe Carrillo Puerto on instructions from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who on Thursday morning, gave the operational order to find those responsible.

The man was reportedly located after walking onto a ranch Friday armed in search of water and threatening on site ranch hand. The incident was reported to police who followed up on the lead at the Balam-Nah ranch.

Police follow up on a report at the Balam-Nah ranch after a man matching the description of the sniper was seen stealing water.
Photo: June 23, 2023.

According to the ranch hand, the man was seen stealing water on the property Friday morning around 10:30 carrying a shotgun.

According to descriptions of the shooter police had obtained from the eight he injured, the man described on the ranch fit those details. National Guard personnel began an area search for him after he fled into thick jungle.

National Guard arrested the man Saturday morning. He is believed responsible for Maya Train worker shootings. Photo: June 24, 2023.

He was finally captured around 10:00 a.m. Saturday. While he has been taken into custody as the alleged Maya Train worker shooter, he has not officially been identified as such since police continue to verify facts.