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New York, New York / Middle East Terrorism #174622

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1997
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Brooklyn: James Walker) Seizure by New York City police of bombs like those used in yesterday's Middle East suicide bombing in Jerusalem featured; scenes shown from Brooklyn, where Palestinians Gazi Abu Mezer and Labi Khalil and Egyptian Abdul Rachman Mossabbah were arrested with bomb components. [New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - describes what happened when people entered the building following a tip.] [Police commissioner Howard SAFIR, ABC News consultant Vince CANNISTRARO - describe the capabilities of the bomb and the significance of a suicide bomb attempt in the US.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New York: Antonio Mora) A closer look at a terrorist attempt against mass transit presented; examples cited of a New York City bomb explosion three years ago and the nerve gas attack on Japan's subway system. [Security consultant Bo DIETL - comments on the dangers.] Statistics on the New York City subway and bus systems cited. [Two COMMUTERS - comment.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown; Pentagon: John McWethy) Three theories about the background to the potential bomb attack in New York City discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
McWethy, John;
Mora, Antonio;
Walker, James

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