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Trojan Horse: Inside the ATF Raid at Waco, Texas

Former ATF agent Chuck Hustmyre, who was present at the siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Tex., on April 19, 1993, writes about the events of that day.

Today in Crime History: The Siege at Waco

The 20th anniversary of the Waco siege comes during a week when the city of Waco is once again in the news for a massive fertilizer plant explosion that occurred there Wednesday. On April 19, 1993, a lengthy standoff between the religious group the Branch Davidians and law enforcement came to a brutal end that killed 86 people.