Atlanta Courthouse Shooter Surrenders

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3-12-05 - Georgia police say it was a 911 call from a woman who'd been held hostage for hours in her own apartment that led police to murder suspect Brian Nichols.

Authorities say Nichols approached the woman as she was entering
her apartment in suburban Atlanta last night and introduced himself
as a wanted man.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan says it's
his understanding that Nichols told her "If you do what I say, I won't kill you."

Gwinnett County Police Chief Charles Walters says the woman
either escaped or was allowed to leave and called 911. A SWAT
team gathered outside and Nichols turned himself in after watching
the manhunt for him on television.

Walters says Nichols literally waved a white cloth and came out to authorities.

Nichols is accused of shooting a judge and two others at a courthouse yesterday and then later killing an immigration agent.


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