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Arab Terrorist / Athens, Greece #229506

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 19, 1973
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(Studio) Arab terrorist takes hostages in Athens, Greece, after unsuccessful take-over of Israeli airline office. Threatens to kill hostages if not allowed to go free.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Athens, Greece) Police surround hotel where terrorist watches hostages. Ambs. from Egypt, Iraq and Libya try to talk with terrorist. After 5 hrs. terrorist leaves with Iraqi ambassador Hostages ok, [Hostage Sharon LEWIS - says terrorist threatened life of American man after police tried to bombard hotel.] [Hostage Wendy HOWES - states terrorist told hostages if any of them moved, would be killed. Terrifying experience.] [LEWIS - recalls thinking of Munich. Afraid police would scare terrorist, and terrorist would kill all hostages.]
REPORTER: Dean Brelis

Brelis, Dean;
Mudd, Roger

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