CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 1977
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(Studio) Washington, DC siege leader, Hanafi Muslim Hamaas Abdul Khaalis,is ordered jailed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Khaalis appears in court before Judge Carl Moultrie in session to decide if grand jury action needed. Judge agrees to postpone hearing because Khaalis has new attorney United States attorney Earl Silbert says Khaalis violated terms of release by new criminal action, so original judge incase, Harold Greene, called in. Silbert quotes tapped telephone calls between Khaalis and son-in-law Abdul Aziz with regard to alleged customs officials harassment of Aziz on return from Saudi Arabia; in conversations, Khaalis allegedly threatened lives. Police sergeant quotes Khaalis as threatening violence beyond Washington, DC siege. Defense attorney Harry Alexander's arguments noted. Greene says with past events in mind, he can't consider Khaalis' words idle and orders him held without bond. Before taking Khaalis away, he and Aziz are charged with new counts of firearms violations.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin Artist: Aggie Wheland
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