Apr 26, 2011 11:23 AM by Monica Gouty, News First 5
KUSA - Authorities say the Southwest Plaza Mall attempted bombing suspect, Earl Albert Moore, is in custody. 9Wants To Know has learned that Moore was captured Tuesday morning in the Denver metro area.
FBI was searching nationwide for 65-year-old Moore in connection with the attempted bombing of the mall on April 20. Two former FBI experts predicted on Monday it wouldn't be much longer before Moore was captured.
Clint Van Zandt, a former FBI profiler, said Moore was "probably one of America's most wanted men." Bob Pence, former FBI Special Agent in Charge of Denver, said Moore's face and distinctive tattoos were widely publicized and recognizable.
"It's hard to believe he'll be in fugitive status for more than a few days," Van Zandt said Monday.
9Wants to Know recently learned Moore was released from federal prison on April 13 for a 2005 bank robbery in the southern district West Virginia. It is unknown which federal prison he was being held at. Moore was sentenced to 18 years for that robbery, but his time was shortened after he helped prosecutors investigate another case.
The suspect most recently came from Georgia, a federal law enforcement source told 9Wants To Know.