US Marshals round up 7,100 fugitives in national sweep

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – The U.S. Marshals Service says it rounded up 7,100 fugitives in a six-week nationwide sweep that focused on cities that data showed to have a high number of people wanted by the law.

Marshals Service Director Stacia Hylton joined law enforcement officials in Camden, New Jersey, on Thursday to announce the results of the effort her agency called Operation Violence Reduction 7.

Hylton says the effort focused on finding the most dangerous fugitives in seven cities and their surrounding areas.

She says those arrested included 519 people wanted for homicide and 583 for sexual assault.

She says 10 missing children were also located in the sweep.

Besides Camden, the operation was in Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; New Orleans; and Oakland, California.

There were 84 arrests in Camden.

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