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Washington, DC Siege / Khaalis #250871

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 14, 1977
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(Studio) Hamaas Abdul Khaalis, leader of Hanafi Muslims who held hostages in 3 DC bldgs. last week, is formally charged today with armed kidnapping and then freed again. Prosecutors say it's hoped grand jury indictments will put Khaalis behind bars.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Khaalis' comments to reporters and photographers cited. [KHAALIS - they'd better pray he lives.] Details with regard to Khaalis booking noted. [KHAALIS - tells reporters they know he can't comment.] Prosecutors expect it to be month or so before grand jury indictments handed down and say they'll seek murder indictments. Funeral for reporter Maurice Williams, killed Wednesday by terrorists, is attended by city officials and Iranian ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, who helped in negotiations.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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