It is not yet know how long the rescue team waited in the woods around the camp, but once DiMiaggio walked away from Hannah, the agents made their move.
The AP is describing what ensued as a “shootout” that ended with DiMaggio’s demise. The specifics of this gunfight are not known. The San Diego Sheriff said at a press conference on August 10 that FBI teams were sent from Salt Lake City, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington DC to assist in the rescue. You can watch that press conference above.
Details Are Pending
There is still so much we are awaiting to learn about the altercation that authorities say killed James DiMaggio and rescued Hannah Anderson. Were the suspicions that DiMaggio was carrying explosives true? Was Anderson truly there against her will despite initial eye-witness reports?
The FBI currently has a team dispatched to Idaho in order to determine the answers to these questions. Hannah Anderson was reunited with her father today and he says it is now, “time to heal.”
Dimaggio's dad committed suicide 18 years to the day before his son's death, after holding another 16-year-old girl captive in a violent home invasion.Click here to read more