Search for the Sniper

October 25, 2002

"We have not given in to the terror. Yes, we have all experienced anxiety, but in the end resiliency has won out."

Charles A. Moose, Montgomery County police chief

"Everybody takes this personally. When you hear about a shooting, you're sick to your stomach, sick for the families, sick for the victims, sick for the whole country."

Special Agent Patrick Berarducci, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

"[M]y kids have just been so afraid. I wanted to go out and get milk, and my daughter said, `Mom, don't go. I won't drink any milk tomorrow.' "

Carolina Salas, mother in Montgomery County

"I'm so happy today. ... It's just been so emotional."

Michelle Young,school bus driver in Montgomery County

"It makes you aware this is a small world. In this day and age, you are not so removed."

Jean Hansford, preschool director in Myersville, near scene of arrests

"It's bad enough that somebody's doing this. But then to find out that the person doing this is of your race just makes it even more difficult to [understand]."

Sheila Dixon, Baltimore City Council president

"Madmen, like bigots, come in all colors."

Kweisi Mfume, NAACP president

"We are concerned that ... American Muslims will now face scapegoating and bias."

Nihad Awad, executive director, Council of American Islamic Relations

"Sir, Just wanted you to know that hopefully they have been caught."

Note found yesterday at the scene of the last killing

"And I thought he was a regular customer."

Holly Holmes, cashier at Baltimore gas station where John Allen Muhammad shopped on Oct. 8

"I hope we get back to normal life."

Mayor Wayne Creadick,Myersville

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