NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 18, 1972
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(Studio) Reason for strike is hijackings. Security at airports in several ntns. featured.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Tel Aviv, Israel) Security tight at Tel Aviv airport. Armed guards, extensive passenger and luggage searching enforced. Travel delays caused. Security police wary of Swiss air flights. Fear terrorists plan seizure of flight as ransom for single terrorist survivor of Tel Aviv massacre. Security in baggage area hidden. Passengers under strict orders of behavior. Israel warns of direct retaliation against Arabs if more such terrorism occurs.
REPORTER: David Burrington
(Paris, France) Security at Paris and other airports in Europe said sporadic; tighter since Tel Aviv massacre. Most precautions taken toward El Al's Israel flights. At Orly airport, searching of luggage, frisking of passengers shown. (London, England) At London's Heathrow airport, each airline decides security measures. Special searches usual. El Al's flights to Israel most closely protected. (Munich, West Germany) Security increases at Munich; among strictest in Europe. Hand luggage and body searches usual. Armed guards patrol lobby, run ways. F.R. Germany offers political asylum to hijackers from Communist countries. Czechoslovakian hijackers cited.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(Studio) United States government announces 1,163 persons arrested during first 16 mos. of tighter security program at airports; 44,000 potentially lethal weapons seized.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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