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West Germany / Terrorism / Schleyer Murder #46224

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 20, 1977
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(W. Germany) West Germans are outraged at murder of industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer; Chancellor Schmidt speaks to parliament and says cntry. will never give in to terrorism and sets in motion massive manhunt for Schleyer's killers. (Film shown.)
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Bonn, West Germany) Report on West German government's manhunt for suspects in Schleyer killing. Public cooperation is asked.
REPORTER: Mike Taibbi

(W. Germany) Those who are wanted in connection with Schleyer's death and other acts of terrorism were all born after World War II. (Films shown.) Unanswered question remains with regard to how 2 pistols were smuggled into maximum security prison to be used in alleged suicides of 2 terrorists; 3rd terrorist hung self and 4th stabbed self and is now in hospital. Further investigation shows powder burns on hands of dead terrorist Andre as Baader, and hole is found in cell wall into which gun fits perfectly; this indicates Baader did commit suicide.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Justice minister in charge of prison where terrorists died resigns and warden security director has been fired. Search of cells turn up transistor radio and battery and wire set that allowed prisoners to communicate with ea. other through Morse code. Leftist reaction against West Germany conts. thruout Europe; Rome leftists battle with police.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Jennings, Peter;
Taibbi, Mike;
Walters, Barbara

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