McAfee arrives in the United States after stint in Guatemalan jail

Dec 12, 2012
McAfee arrives in the United States after stint in Guatemalan jail

The McAfee saga has come to a semi-satisfying end, with the antivirus pioneer-turned-fugitive arriving safely in the United States after fleeing police in Belize and ending up in a Guatemalan detention center. Reuters is reporting that American Airlines passengers claim McAfee touched down in Miami earlier today. Says witnesses, the 67-year-old was escorted by security personnel from the plane.

One source at the airport claims to have seen McAfee's plane leave for Miami at 3:40PM, which then landed a few hours later at 7PM. McAfee has been quoted as saying: "I'm happy to be home. I've been running through jungles and rivers and oceans and I think I need to rest for a while. And I've been in jail for seven days."

All this started after McAfee's neighbor in Belize was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head. McAfee was never on good terms in Belize, with frequent reports that he harbored guns and drugs and dangerous dogs. The fugitive himself has a different story, however, stating that the police have it out for him because he didn't fork over $2m in bribes.

As for now, McAfee says he has no plans. He's going to "hang out in Miami for awhile," eat some sushi, and just generally be chill after his adventure through a real-life Lifetime movie. He is still wanted in Belize, however, but can't be extradited because there is insufficient evidence to implicate him as a proper suspect. It seems, for now at least, McAfee's journey has come to an end.

[via Reuters]

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