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Utah / Standoff #111919

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 19, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Marion, UT: Tom Schell) Standoff between police and polygamist sect, headed by Addam Swapp, barricaded in farm house in Utah reported; bombing of nearby Mormon church noted. Killing of John Singer by police during 1979 siege of same house reported; scenes shown. [In 1979, wife Vickie SINGER - comments on beliefs.] Probable presence of Vickie and 2 daughters, wives of Swapp, in house noted. [Neighbor Jared WELLER - says Vickie is dictating policies within house ] Group's awaiting of John Singer's resurrection detailed. [Family member Roger BATES - discusses family's plans.]

Jennings, Peter;
Schell, Tom

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