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Washington, DC / Hostages #251335

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 1977
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(Studio) Black Islamic gunmen raid 3 Washington, DC bldgs. taking hostages, wounding several people and killing one.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Drama began when B'nai B'rith headquarters taken by members of Hanafi Muslim sect; details noted. 1 gunman speaks with AP. [MAN - says this is for real.] Later Islamic mosque and District Building, DC's city hall, taken. At District Building, reports say 2 killed, include local radio reporter Maurice Williams. Officials, include Mayor Walter Washington, barricaded in office; fire department uses fire ladder to evacuate wounded cnclman. Marion Barry. Injured taken to area hospitals, include 1 at George Washington University [Hospital spokesperson Dr. Brian ARLING - cites disaster alert at hospital.] Details with regard to wounded noted. 1 of demands reported to be that those convicted of 1973 killings of 7 members of Hanafi sect be brought to terrorists. Another reported demand is cancellation of New York City premier showings of movie, "Mohammad, Messenger of God." bows have been canceled. President Carter has ordered FBI investigation.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Cronkite, Walter;
Serafin, Barry

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