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San Jose Jail Break Attempt #222265

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1972
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(Studio) In San Jose, California, jail break attempt, shoot-out, occurs near building where Angela Davis trial is taking place.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sam Jose, California) Miss Davis arrives to find security gates locked; attempted jail break in progress. 3 inmates took hostages, demanded car. Sheriff's officers delay prisoners 2 hrs. [Police official directs action of officers outside.] Shot from inside brings turmoil. 1 inmate killed, 2 prisoners in custody. Hostages unharmed. Jacob Zitzer, slain inmate, had escaped from San Quentin earlier with ingenious dummy device. Jail break said unrelated to Angela Davis trail.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

Cronkite, Walter;
Kurtis, Bill

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