ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 16, 1972
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace removed from critical list. Suspect in attempted assassination, Arthur Bremer, 21, of Milwaukee, WI, held on $200,000 bail following arraignment in Baltimore, Maryland.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Baltimore, Maryland) Bremer leaves Federal District Court House in Baltimore en rte. to Baltimore County jail in Towson, MD. Bremer charged with violating 1968 Civil Rights Act by assaulting a candidate, and with assaulting Federal officer, Secret Serviceman Nicholas Zarvos.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer
(Laurel, MD) Yesterday Bremer was hustled away by police from scene where he shot Wallace. He faces 10 years prison sentence and $10,000 fines on each count if victims survive. (Wheaton, MD) Bremer was present at another Wallace rally yesterday morning, where there was considerable heckling. (DC) Bremer had been questioned by police before Wallace rally in Kalamazoo, Michigan, last Saturday
(Milwaukee, WI) Arthur Bremer was a loner, quiet, uncommunicative. He was born and reared in Milwaukee. His parents live in 1st floor flat of lower middle-class neighborhood. Bremer lived alone in 3-room apt. Confederate flag on floor, pornographic photographs, dishes, clothing, left behind when he left 3 weeks ago. [Mother of girlfriend, Margaret PEMRICH - shocked to learn of Bremer's actions.] [Neighbor - can't judge Bremer. Says he was quiet, a regular guy.] [Former boss, Timothy BURNS - says he was an extremist, going from long hair to shaving himself bald.] Bremer purchased 38-caliber revolver January 13 at Casanova Gun Shop. It was his second gun. The first was taken from him during an arrest last November Bremer seemed lonely, seeking identity on big scale.
REPORTER: Hugh Hill
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