FORT DAVIS, Texas (RHF) -- The recent armed standoff between police and militant Texan separatists in Fort Davis has taken an unexpected turn. A Federal agent, speaking on condition of anonymity, has confided that Richard McLaren, the leader of the group at bay, "doesn't appear to think he's God." "It's very frustrating," said the agent, adding that police tactics for such situations have been formulated based on the experience of previous confrontations with the Branch Davidians in Waco, TX, and the Freemen in Montana. "We're absolutely prepared to go in there and deal with another would-be messiah or two, maybe a bunch of self-declared prophets, but these guys just aren't playing along." Police refused to comment on rumors that they plan on playing hymns around the clock to encourage McLaren to delusions of divinity. A local resident, however, noted that even though the militant leader remains obstinately aware of his own mortality, "he does seem to think he's George Washington. Maybe that will help."
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