WELLINGTON, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 04th Oct, 2016 ) - A US murder suspect who made a dramatic high-seas escape fromTonga after breaking out of custody was arrested in neighbouring American Samoa, police said Tuesday.
A Pacific-wide alert was issued for Dean Jay Fletcher last Thursday after he fled the island nation in his yacht pursued by a police launch.
Police located the 54-year-old in the open ocean but after a five-hour standoff had to let him go when he threatened to torch their small vessel using flares and fuel.
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