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FBI / Hearst Kidnapping #31010

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1974
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(Studio) FBI says Patricia Hearst may have been forced to participate in robbery. Attorney General William Saxbe says it seems she wasn't reluctant participant; calls her common criminal.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Justice Department) Saxbe's aides say Saxbe only gave personal opinion, not legal opinion. Search will be more aggressive to find Patricia Hearst. Eye witness statements with regard to bank robbery, as well as unreleased photos, hint that Hearst not that reluctant a participant.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

(San Francisco, California) Bank guard says Patricia active participant in robbery. [Bank guard Edward SHEA - confirms FBI theory. Says Patricia Hearst's voice steady and commanding; threatened to shoot any "S.O.B." who moved. Guard doubts Hearst under any duress.] San Francisco FBI has put most of its agents on case.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

Schoumacher, David;
Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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