April and violence in America

POSTED: 12:49 PM PDT Apr 16, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 13, 2016 

With Thursday and Friday marking the 151st anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, look back at the other violence that has occurred in April in America.

April tragedies - David Koresh
3 / 14
McLennan County Sheriff's Office

The Branch Davidians were a religious sect that at the time was led by David Koresh. Believing Koresh had stockpiled illegal weapons, federal agents attempted to serve a search warrant on the complex on Feb. 28, 1993. An ensuing two-hour gun battle killed four agents and six in the compound. That began a 50-day standoff that ended with an attempted assault by the FBI and the deadly blaze. To this day, there is a dispute over whether the Davidians deliberately started the fire.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular