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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Terrorist Bombing #159451

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Terrorist bombing at a federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, reported; scenes shown of victims outside the site of the devastation. [Note: local weather bulletin shown on screen from 5:30:50-5:34:40.]

(Oklahoma City: Erin Hayes) The chaos at the scene of the explosion that was likely caused by a car bomb featured; scenes shown of the wounded and the rescuers in the streets, of people trapped in the building and of the debris from the blast. [Several rescue WORKERS, five VICTIMS - describe what happened.] Statement from Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) The response of President Clinton to the Oklahoma City bombing featured. [This afternoon, CLINTON - calls the bombing an evil attack by cowards on innocent children that will not be tolerated; promises swift justice for the killers.] The scope of the sweeping FBI investigation noted. [Attorney General Janet RENO - quotes the law for those destroying federal buildings.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) The FBI's search for three men believed to be of Middle Eastern origin in connection with the bombing featured; scenes shown of other incidents of car bombings, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City. [ABC News consultant Vince CANNISTRARO - says it was a professional explosion.]

Hayes, Erin;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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