1993 Waco siege anniversary marked 20 years later

Koresh and tens of his followers were eventually killed in the standoff. Photo: Associated Press

(AP) - On Feb. 28, 1993, a gun battle erupted at a religious compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader David Koresh on weapons charges.

Four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began.

The siege ended April 19 as fire erupted while federal agents smashed their way into the compound.

Koresh and 78 other people were killed.