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Chessie System Hostages #247668

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
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(Studio) 7 employees of railroad holding company, the Chessie System, being held hostage in Cleveland, Ohio, headquarters
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cleveland, Ohio) Gunman holding hostages identified as Ashby Leach, former Chessie System employee who reapplied for job after 3 years and was turned down. [Chessie spokesperson Milton DOLINGER - describes how gunman took hostages.] Chessie System has agreed to all Leach's commands, but he says he won't free hostages until media reports story widely. Building chief of security escaped without harm late in afternoon. Leach's mother in West Virginia says Leach felt system broke promise when didn't rehire him.
REPORTER: Larry Pomeroy (WJW-TV newsfilm)

Mudd, Roger

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