Suspect in Benghazi attack captured by US ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page AFP/Getty Images/File US Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. AFP/Getty Images/File An armed man was seen during the 2012 attack at the US consulate, as buildings and vehicles burned. Retuers/File The arrest marks the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assaults has been apprehended, according to US officials. AP/File Chris Stevens was the first US ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979. AP/File The US consulate in Libya was in ruins after the attack. AP/File The attackers used machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades to assault the compound. Ibrahim Alaguri/AP/File Soot and debris spilled out of the US consulate in the day after the attack in 2012. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/Reuters/File A mob of protesters and gunmen had overwhelmed the facility.