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Hostages, Convicts / Minnesota #226560

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 07, 1973
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(Studio) Local and federal law officers surround farmhouse in Wadena, Minnesota, 2 gunmen hold family hostage.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wadena, Minnesota) Background details of convicts' escape and decision to take family hostage reviewed. [Fugitive John MORGAN - worries that police will rush house.] Standoff conts. as snow begins. [Hostage Ed WEGSCHEID believes gunmen intend to wait out snow storm.] Later 3 of 4 Wegscheid children released. Other hostages remain with convicts.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart (WCCO-TV Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Cronkite, Walter

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