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Washington, DC Hostages #47636

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1977
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(Studio) Siege of 3 Washington, DC bldgs. ends early in morning; hostages freed without more harm and Hanafi Muslim leader Hamaas Abdul Khaalis is rushed to court and freed without bail as apparent part of deal to free hostages.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Studio) Further reports with regard to incident noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Details of terrorists surrender noted. [DC Mayor Walter WASHINGTON - says hostages can now go home to families.] Aid in negotiations by ambs. from Pakistan, Egypt and Iran noted; Egypt ambassador Ashraf A. Ghorbal offered own aid hrs. after siege began and State Department accepted; 3 ambs. talked to Khaalis on telephone and in person and read from Koran to make points. [Iran ambassador Ardeshir ZAHEDI - says hostages being freed.] [WASHINGTON - says he gave up nothing and got 134 people alive.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) Report on freed hostages. [WOMAN - was at B'nai B'rith; is shaky and glad to be out.] [MAN - they congratulated each other and said special Hebrew prayer.] Stan Cahn's family waited at home for news. [Melissa CAHN - talks with regard to feelings during father's captivity.] [B'nai B'rith hostage Sidney CLEARFIELD - expresses surprise captors gave up easily.] [Non-Jewish hostage Betty NEAL - cites contempt gunman had for Jews.] Some hostages gather at 3 sites later to watch cleanups and ask about personal belongings. [OFFICIAL - tells woman of difficulty in trying to find her wallet.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Further reports noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Farmer, Don;
Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara

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