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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / The Bombing / Suspects #159484

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The investigation of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, updated; scenes shown of the ongoing search for bodies in the rubble.

(State Department: John McWethy) The suspects in the bombing linked to the extreme right-wing Michigan militia featured; details given of the arrest of "John Doe No. 1," Timothy McVeigh, the day of the bombing and the questioning in Herington, Kansas, of Terry Nichols, who may be "John Doe No. 2"; scenes shown from a farmhouse in Michigan that may have been used to prepare explosives. [Attorney General Janet RENO - says one of the men has been arrested.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Video of the raid on the farmhouse in Decker, Michigan, that is owned by James Nichols, brother of Terry, shown.

(No location given: Jim Hickey) The background of the Michigan militia examined; details given of their belief that law enforcement is the enemy. [Earlier, gun shop owner and militia commander Norman OLSON - says the United States government destroyed a church at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.] The group's focus on the date of April 19 explained. [In telephone recording, OLSON - blames the media in connecting the Oklahoma City blast and the Waco raid.] [Militia member Linda THOMPSON - cites the cartridge box as an alternative to the ballot box.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Statement from President Clinton about the bombing presented. [CLINTON - says justice for the killers will be swift; points out it too early for assumptions.] [In message to Oklahoma radio stations, Hillary CLINTON - talks about the children.]

Hickey, Jim;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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