PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Federal authorities say a man being sought in the slayings of two men whose bound bodies were found in a Philadelphia river - and the wounding of a third man who managed to swim to shore - has been taken into custody in Virginia.
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Burke says 43-year-old Tam Minh Le was taken into custody Tuesday at a motel in Ashland, Va., and is awaiting extradition proceedings.
Burke said Philadelphia police were seeking Le and he was placed on the federal marshals' 15 most wanted fugitive list in December.
Authorities allege that he and other gang members beat and stabbed two brothers for gambling away $100,000 that was supposed to be used to buy drugs, and then threw them and another man into the Schuylkill River.