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Cleveland / Chessie System Hostages #45012

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
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(Studio) Gunman holds 7 people hostages in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, office building hsing. executive offices of railroad conglomerate for which he once worked.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Cleveland, Ohio) Gunman identified as Ashby Leach; is holding employees of Chessie System in offices until Chessie System agrees to his demands. Leach says company didn't treat him fairly when he worked for them 3 years ago. Company gives in to demands. [Spokesperson Howard SKIDMORE - authorizes enactments of gunman's demands; demands cited.] FBI says Leach agreed to release hostages if statement publicly made; next move up to Leach.
REPORTER: Garry Ritchie (WEWS-TV)

Reasoner, Harry

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