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Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) Hijacker Arrested #312533

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 15, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) Arrest in Frankfurt, West Germany, of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight 847 hijacking suspect Mohammed Hamadei, indicted in United States for murder of Navy diver Robert Stethem, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Terrorism expert Paul WILKINSON - notes Mideast terrorists' plans to operate in West Europe.] Hamadei said believed working with Bachir Khodr, arrested Monday in Milan, Italy; details given. Both men, believed members of Hizballah or Party of God pro-Iranian organization thought holding United States hostages, said flying out of Beirut, Lebanon, airport on Middle East Airlines. [WILKINSON - calls for ban on flights from Beirut.]

(DC: Rita Braver) Reagan administration's effort to extradite Hamadei examined; details given, scenes shown. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - comments.] Legal policy involved outlined on screen, explained. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - cites United States policy.] [Former hostages James HOSKINS, Tom CULLINS - are ready to testify.]

Braver, Rita;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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