CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 28, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Salt Lake City, UT: Terry Drinkwater) Marion, UT, polygamist Addam Swapp's siege reviewed. Police reported approaching compound and being fired upon. [UT safety commissioner John NIELSEN - describes injuries.] Ofr. mentioned dying later. Swapp shown being airlifted to hospital; details given. Police quoted. [Cult matriarch Vickie SINGER - says children were hurt by compound seizure.] Singer's daughters, Swapp's wives, shown being taken into custody. Swapp and Singer noted being charged with recent Mormon church building bombing. 1979 shooting of John Singer recalled; scenes shown. [UT governor Norman BANGERTER - defends law enforcement officials' actions.] Photo shown of slain ofr. Fred House. Swapp noted facing many federal and state charges. Children mentioned being placed in foster homes.
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