A multi-state manhunt for an accused carjacker ended peacefully Wednesday in Iowa City.

A team of law enforcement officers, led by U.S. Marshals from Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, arrested a Mississippi man without incident as he was standing outside an Iowa City department store, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Office.

Omar Christolis Bankhead, 24, was wanted by the Clinton, Mississippi, Police Department after he was accused of carjacking a Mississippi College student at gunpoint in a campus parking garage on April 2.

Security camera footage and the public’s assistance enabled police to identify Bankhead as the suspect.

Police obtained a warrant for Bankhead’s arrest on April 4. But by that time, authorities had received information that Bankhead may have left the state.

On April 6, a white 2015 Kia Optima — the same vehicle Bankhead is accused of carjacking in Mississippi — was found in Moline by Moline police officers. Bankhead was not with the vehicle.

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On Wednesday, law enforcement officials developed information that Bankhead was possibly staying near the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

Just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, officers spotted Bankhead outside a department store at 919 Highway 1 West in Iowa City. Officers arrested him without incident.

Bankhead was transported to the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City where he is awaiting extradition proceedings back to Mississippi.

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