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The Boston Globe

Metro

June 24, 2011

Bulger manhunt ends

Call from tipster led to stakeout at Calif. residence

It began with a phone call to the FBI field office in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, just a day after the bureau launched its latest publicity campaign aimed at capturing James “Whitey”’ Bulger.

Less than 24 hours after receiving the tip, authorities said, FBI agents and Los Angeles police arrested the infamous Boston crime boss and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, without incident at a Santa Monica, Calif., apartment building near the beach, ending a 16-year international manhunt.

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