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Hijacking / Las Vegas-Denver #17639

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 1972
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(Studio) Hijacker who bailed out with $50,000 ransom, arraigned in Denver, Colonel
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Denver, Col) Suspect Richard Charles La Point, 23 years old, former Army paratrooper in Vietnam, parachuted from hijacked jet and landed in wheat field, spraining wrists and ankles. Charged with air piracy. (Las Vegas, Nev.) Hijacking reviewed. [Passenger interviewed says hijacker didn't speak.] FBI bugged parachutes with homing devices for capture. [Pilot Captain Don BURKHARD - refuses comment on how hijacker left plane.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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