Branch Davidian siege begins in Waco, Texas 20 years ago this hour (1993)

Video: 'WKYC Channel 3 News - Sunday, Feb 28, 1993 (Part 1 of 2)'

(Sunday, February 28, 1993, 9:45 a.m. CST) — A gun battle erupted today at a religious compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader Vernon Howell (later known as David Koresh) on weapons charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began.

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