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US Drug Agent Killed in Colombia Robbery

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The United States says one of its drug enforcement agents has been stabbed to death in a robbery in Bogota, Colombia.

The U.S. ambassador to the South American nation, Michael McKinley, said the agent was killed early Friday in a "classic criminal robbery that ended in tragedy." Colombian police identified the agent as 43-year-old James Terry Watson, who had worked in the country for about a year and a half.

McKinley said the agent had watched the championship game of the National Basketball Association with friends at a Bogota restaurant before leaving in a taxi. Police said the taxi was intercepted by another cab a short distance away, and two men pulled Watson out of the car and stabbed him four times.

Police offered a $25,800 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.