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Utah / Standoff #112097

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 28, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Marion, UT: Tom Schell) Violent end to siege by police of barricaded polygamist family in Utah reported; details given, scenes shown; bombing of Mormon church by family recalled. Letter to governor from family leader Addam Swapp detailed. [Commissioner of public safety John NIELSEN - explains firing of shots.] Death of prison guard and wounding of Swapp noted. Surrendering of Vickie Singer, wife of John Singer, killed at same house 9 years ago reported [Family member Roger BATES - says police overreacted.]

Jennings, Peter;
Schell, Tom

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