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Mideast / Mail Bombs / United Nations #224897

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 20, 1972
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(Studio) Terrorist death-by-mail plot spreads. More booby-trapped letters found in London, also in Geneva, Brussels, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Montreal, Ottawa, New York City. All mailed from Netherlands; sent to Israeli officials. No casualties. Letters found in New York City addressed to Israeli officials at UN.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York, New York) Devices in standard envelopes, from Amsterdam, found in New York City main post office. Bomb disposal experts destroy devices. [Film of armored truck shown; destruction of devices shown.] Device described.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

(Studio) One booby trap went to Israeli consul in Montreal, Quebec. Consul quoted. Israeli foreign minister Abba Eban did not get one; warned of possible new reprisals. Some letters bear Black September notes. Scotland Yard says device fatal to Israeli in London, United States mfgd. Such said dropped promiscuously in Communists-controlled areas of Vietnam.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris
Duration:
00:02:30

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