MIAMI - Antivirus software founder John McAfee arrived in the United States on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize.
The American Airlines commercial jet carrying McAfee landed in Miami shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, said Miami International Airport spokesman Greg Chin.
A short time later, a posting on McAfee's website announced that he was at a hotel in Miami's upscale South Beach neighborhood. He said he arrived via taxi after a group of customs or immigration agents escorted him to an airport taxi stand. McAfee has frequently communicated through the website.
"I have no phone, no money, no contact information," the post says. Reached by telephone at the hotel, McAfee told an AP reporter that he couldn't talk because he was waiting for a call from his girlfriend.
Other passengers on the flight told the Associated Press that the 67-year-old was escorted off the aircraft before others were allowed to disembark.
"They asked us to please stay seated and said, 'Mr. John McAfee, come to the front,' and he did," said Maria Claridge, a 36-year-old photographer from Fort Lauderdale. "He walked very peacefully, chin up. He didn't seem stressed."