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Hijacking / Las Vegas-Denver #460513

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 1972
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(Studio) Richard Charles La Point, 23 years old, identified as parachute hijacker who bailed out over Colo. with $50,000 extorted money. 2 Air Force jets tailed hijacked plane and spotted jump.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Denver, Colo.) Hijacker's bomb turned out to be railroad flares.

(Sterling Colo.) Electronic homing devices hidden in parachute helped capture hijacker. La Point suffered sprained wrist and ankle. (Denver) La Point arraigned on charges of air piracy.

Chancellor, John

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