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Japan Air Lines Hijacking / Red Army Terrorists #254392

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1977
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(Studio) Japan says it will give in to demands of terrorists holding hostages aboard hijacked Japan Air Lines plane in Dacca, Bangladesh. (Photos shown.) Some are released early in day. Terrorists are members of Japenses Red Army. Is crisis situation in Japan; details noted. Comments of Prime Min. Fukuda cited. Demands, terrorists and hostages' situation described; is reported California man singled out to be 1st to die if demands not met.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Montebello, California) President of bank in Montebello, suburb of Los Angeles, was threatened with execution. John Gabriel was rptdly. chosen because he looked Jewish; assocs. at bank say Gabriel is Christian Armenian. Among other Americans on flight are Gabriel's wife, prominent California Democratic leader Walter Karabian and bride, actress Carole Wells, who played in movie "Funny Lady." Wells is 1 of 5 freed today. Prayers are said in Armenian churches for safety of hostages and bank president's family waits at home.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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