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California / Weapons Arsenals Uncovered #41211

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 13, 1976
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(Studio) Sheriff's deputies in San Bernardino County, California, search for more weapons near Wrightwood, after tons of weapons found in 6 locations already.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Some of recovered weapons noted. [Los Angeles Cnty. sheriff Peter PITCHESS - says officials convinced group of people involved and that it's type of thing speculated about for 5-10 years] Reporter notes arsenals found, beginning week ago, near Lancaster and Wrightwood and inhouse in Ontario, California, and foundry in Pomona, both owned by Donald Wiggins, who was arrested. Wiggins known to have associated with Rev. Wesley Swift, avowed white supremacist and founder of Christian Defense League. Swift died in 1970; those who knew him say he was revolutionary. [John ENGLUND - talks about Swift's ideas.] Sheriff's deputies find more equipment near Lancaster today and will continue search.
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) South California police search for at least 1 other man in connection with case.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Shoemaker, Dick;
Walters, Barbara

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