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  FBI: 'reasonably sure' sniper hunt is over
Updated 24 October 2002, 20.48
One of the sniper suspects
One of the sniper suspects

The hunt for the sniper who has been keeping loads of people living in the Washington DC area indoors seems to be over.

Two men who police think might be behind the sniper shootings - that have killed 10 people and injured three - have been arrested.

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And an important lawyer who become involved in the case told a radio station: "There is a strong feeling these people are related to the sniper shootings."

He was also asked if he believed the sniper was still out there, replying: "No."

According to a member of President Bush's staff, the FBI are "reasonably sure" that the case is solved.

The rest area where the men were arrested
The rest area where the men were arrested

The two arrested men are John Allen Muhammad, 42, and 17-year-old John Malvo.

They were found sleeping in a car on a highway around 80km from Washington DC, and some reports say a rifle was found in the car.

  Click here for more information on the arrests

The car has now been taken away by police so they can have a much closer look for evidence that might be inside it.

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