John McAfee reportedly suffers heart attack while in jail [Update]

The saga of the McAfee antivirus company founder John McAfee continued on its weird Quentin Tarantino movie-like script today. Just hours after he was arrested in Guatemala, McAfee may have suffered a heart attack while he was in jail.

ABCNews.com reports that McAfee was complaining of chest pains while in the Guatemala City detention center and then later he was reportedly seen down on the floor and "nonresponsive". He was taken out of the jail to be transported to a hospital but awoke once again as nurses started removing his clothes. McAfee's offical blog states, "We have no news on his status at this time."

McAfee could be deported to Belize sometime later today, according to the report. Officials of that country's government want to question him as part of their investigation of American businessman Gregory Faull's murder in mid-November. McAfee says he had nothing to do with Faull's death and has maintained that the government of Belize are trying to frame him for the murder.

McAfee left Belize earlier this week and even employed a decoy who was caught at the Mexico border. Instead, McAfee went to Guatemala where he apparently thought he would be safe from arrest. Instead, he was detained by that country's immigration police.

Update: Reuters reports that, according to his lawyer, McAfee did not in fact suffer from a heart attack, adding, "He was suffering from stress, hypertension and tachycardia."

Source: ABCNews.com | Image via Guatemala's National Police/AP

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payback's a belize beach. years of making money off pc users stupidity and paranoia. now he's finally bought in to his own paranoiac fiction. well at least the 'virus' has been found and quarantined. lol.

Why there are still articles about this crazy guy? Why you don't also report about the homeless people downtown and what did they do today, or better, start a tabloid instead of a tech website

If the homeless created a piece of software recognised around the world, I'm sure there would be a report when they did something this crazy.

john.smith_2084 said,
Why there are still articles about this crazy guy? Why you don't also report about the homeless people downtown and what did they do today, or better, start a tabloid instead of a tech website

Are you for real?

Holy crap I am running out of popcorn this is awesome!

Forget buying me DVDs for christmas I want this on handicam

i thought he was still on the run in Guatemala, but was willing to talk to authorities over the phone and meet with people in an equal trusting environment. he said he had evidence to prove that he was being framed. jeezz... he was just on InfoWars a few days ago.
i hope he is ok. obviously he has been stressed out from the tyranny of being framed and i would totally sue. Sue Lu

Hello,

I was working for John McAfee in 1993 when he had a heart attack. That is the reason he left his namesake company then. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

'Reuters reports that, according to his lawyer, McAfee did not in fact suffer from a heart attack, adding, "He was suffering from stress, hypertension and tachycardia."'
Either that or he faked a heart attack to add suspense to this thrilling story to hope that they would transport him to a hospital whereby he could mystically escape, never to be seen or heard from again.
The End.

It's a ploy, they switched him with a double on the way to the hospital. The real McAfee is currently on the run in Mexico.

siah1214 said,
It's a ploy, they switched him with a double on the way to the hospital. The real McAfee is currently on the run in Mexico.

So he's polymorphic then?

Joshie said,
None of this on-going saga can possibly be real.

I find the 3rd world government trying to extort him part believable. and judging by his "outlived my dick" looks the whole living-for-pleasure chemical-enthusiasm thing too. and i'm not judging, at least he had the balls to do what he thought he liked.