Man describes how he identified missing Tenn. teacher and student

Griffin Barry called 911 when he discovered Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas, 15, in a California cabin, a move that law enforcement officials called "pivotal."
2:37 | 04/21/17

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Transcript for Man describes how he identified missing Tenn. teacher and student
Driven bury the person who tipped off police and lieutenant verify arcing and sheriff John Lowe. All join us now thank you for being with us this morning breath and tell me at what point did you become suspicious that perhaps they weren't who they said they work here. The girl isn't really ligament near anything and he is always dominate the conversation. You know that kindness cleats people in and so have been named. Coming knocking on my door in the end of the photo of him and his band relive and I think that's definitely the. Sheriff Cutler bring you win today's because obviously we know Griffin called 911. Tell me what happened when you all got that call and decided to pursue these two the. Leaders over swat team be cited that they would for a perimeter around the cabin and instead of turned two breached a door. And potentially jeopardize a hostage. You know this and in in the suspect and our swat operators. We formed a perimeter. And got to the height positions in east side to wait until. The suspect. Texas has the the cabin. He was enticed two. Actually dig to. They're Cabot around 9:30. On Thursday morning. And near certainty team what took him into custody without incident. I wanted to bring in lieutenants are saying because I know that you're actually they're conducting the arrest of tad. Can you give me a sense of their reaction to be arrested cat or Elizabeth say anything do anything. You know they'd give him a couple spontaneous statements saying that he was by the incidentally come to an end. He was relieves. He missed several common said he wasn't gonna cause inning inning. Altercation with a law enforcement. He said he had seen the flyers and bowl those that he was armed and dangerous he said that he was armed but he was in no way dangerous wanted to make sure. He buys you cooperate with law enforcement and foreign completely. And it can't happen Elizabeth Seymour was heard demeanor. Well obviously whenever you know swat team shows up that can be kind of dramatic than. You know she Solis it was intense situation and returned after replaced them. Cendant. Protective custody see she was laughing she was crying as she was kind of an emotional roller coaster. As you can imagine. All right well sheriff John Lowe. Thank you very much for sure. And the sheriff's lieutenant said if Griffin had not called 911 they would be no closer to finding this to an thankfully it all happened without incident which is pretty remarkable.

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