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Manhunt leads to suspect after five bodies found in Tennessee

 Manhunt leads to suspect after five bodies found in Tennessee

(Reuters) - A suspect in the murders of five people in rural Tennessee was shot and captured by police on Saturday, ending an hours-long manhunt triggered by the discovery of the bodies in two separate homes.

Michael Cummins, 25, was in custody after suffering non-life-threatening injuries, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

The search began on Saturday evening after an emergency call led police to four bodies in a home in Sumner County, about 25 miles northeast of Nashville along the Kentucky border. Another body was found in a nearby home, and authorities acquired information that suggested Cummins as the prime suspect in both cases, the bureau said.

Using aircraft, authorities spotted someone in a creek bed around a mile from the first scene. One officer fired at Cummins, wounding him. No officers were injured.

It was not immediately clear what relationship, if any, Cummins had to the victims.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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Updated Date: Apr 29, 2019 00:06:22 IST