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Utah / Standoff #318153

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 22, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Marion, UT: John Blackstone) Marion, Utah polygamist Addam Swapp reported continue siege; details given, scenes shown. [Dep. state safety commissioner Doug BODERO - says trying to use restraint.] Neighbors quoted. [NEIGHBOR - describes Swapp's provisions.] Morse code shown transmitting from house Swapp noted holding siege in same house as deceased father-in-law John Singer nine years ago; details given, scenes shown. Obsolete Mormon teaching of polygamy discussed. Swapp's belief that armed confrontation with police would resurrect Singer discussed. [Singer's son-in-law Roger BATES - explains Swapp's views.] Police strategies detailed.

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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