U.S. Homeland Security officials say Texas police have arrested an alleged gang leader wanted in Honduras for a December bus attack that killed 28 people.

Officials announced Wednesday that the man was captured February 10 during a vehicle stop and turned over to the Border Patrol.

Investigators believe the suspect - the reputed head of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang in Honduras - was involved in a December 23 massacre in which assailants forced a bus off the road and opened fire with assault rifles. Most of the victims were women and children.

The gunmen left a note challenging politicians who have taken a hard-line against organized crime. President Ricardo Maduro offered a $50,000 reward in the case.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.