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Olympic Terrorism / Shoot-Out Scene #22717

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 1972
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(Studio) West German police continue post-mortem on unsuccessful attempt to rescue Israeli hostages from Arab captors.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Munich, West Germany) Israelis leave Germany from Munich airport. At Fuerstenfeldbruck Air Base, 2 copters where Israelis killed, examined. Hostages were killed by guerrillas with machine gun and hand grenade. Munich police chief Manfried Schreiber says guerrillas refused money and substitute German hostages. Federal interior minister says Israel refused guerrilla demand for release of Arab prisoners there. [Official says decision to open fire was made by West German sharpshooters.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Howard K.

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