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Huntsville, Texas / Siege / Shoot-Out #478622

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 04, 1974
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(Studio) Siege at Huntsville, Texas, state prison ends in shootout. 2 convicts and 2 of 12 hostages die.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

(Huntsville, Texas) Authorities promise Fred Gomez Carrasco an armored car. Firemen set up hoses in effort to disable convicts without guns. [Corrections director W.J. ESTELLE - says officials never considered giving illegal freedom to inmates.]
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Huntsville, Texas) Town mostly relieved that siege over. Special services held in churches throughout city for hostages killed in gun battle. [Hostage Mrs. Ann FLEMMING - says she prayed for 2 hostages handcuffed to convicts.] Town greatly affected by siege. [Reverend Max BROWN - says it's day of rejoicing and sadness.]

Davis, Lou;
Kiker, Douglas;
Lewis, George

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