(WNY News Now) – The U.S. Marshals Service has apprehended 4,455 violent fugitives nationwide as part of Operation North Star III, including 65 in Buffalo, New York.
U.S. – During the latest phase of Operation North Star III (ONS III), the U.S. Marshals Service successfully arrested 4,455 violent fugitives across the United States. In Buffalo, New York, local task forces collaborated to apprehend 65 fugitives, seize two firearms, and clear over 70 violent warrants.
ONS III targeted violent offenders in 20 cities, leading to the clearance of 2,818 violent warrants, encompassing charges such as homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and firearms violations. This operation reflects a commitment to reducing violence in communities, according to U.S. Marshals Service Director Ronald Davis, who praised the collaboration between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
This marks the third successful ONS operation since July 2022, resulting in the apprehension of over 6,700 wanted fugitives, including 900 facing homicide charges, and the removal of more than 900 weapons linked to violent crimes. Such interagency operations have been a hallmark of the U.S. Marshals Service’s efforts to track down and apprehend dangerous fugitives since the 1980s.