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Florida / Vietnam Vet Hostage Incident #255032

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 11, 1978
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(Studio) Report on incident involving Vietnam vet in Jacksonville, Florida.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Jacksonville, Florida) Details given about vet Francis James' taking as hostage Malcolm Young, employee at Jacksonville's vet service division. Young's possible heart attack after release mentioned. [JAMES - had to do this to get attention Would have harmed young or anyone if necessary, but didn't think it was.] James' earlier treatment at city mental hospital and appointed to see physician on Friday noted.
REPORTER: Ernest Mastrione (WJXT reporter)

Cronkite, Walter;
Mastrione, Ernest

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