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History -  Capture of Christopher Boyce

Boyce was  arrested in this vehicleAt approximately 8:30 p.m. the unit returned to the "Pit Stop", where Deputies observed a lone male seated in the only car parked in the lot. The man inside the car looked up, and the surveillance team immediately recognized him as the fugitive they had been seeking for 19 months. (Boyce was arrested in the vehicle shown on left)

Back-up units were requested and quickly moved into position, one parking immediately adjacent to Boyce's late-model Oldsmobile. The long awaited order, 'Let's do it!" went out at last, and, with weapons drawn, five U .S. Marshals Service investigators, accompanied by two FBI agents, surrounded the car and made the arrest without incident.

Boyce was then taken to the Task Force Command Post while arrangements were made for a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to transport him to Seattle, Washington.  Approximately two hours later, the Command Post received the message, "C. P., the Falcon's aloft!"

Prior to his escape, Boyce had 37 years remaining on his original sentence. 

The apprehension of the "Falcon" is a tribute to the relentless efforts of Marshals Service personnel, whose dedication will serve as an inspiration to their colleagues.


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