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Washington, DC / Hostages #48036

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 1977
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(Studio) Hostages have been taken at 3 places in DC: headquarters of B'nai B'rith, Jewish service organization; Moslem mosque; and at Washington, DC city hall, DistrIct Building All 3 incidents appear related.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Late in afternoon relation of 3 incidents confirmed. Moslem sect in DC, Hanafi Muslims, claim responsibility. 1 Washington, DC cnclman., Marion Barry wounded and local radio reporter killed at District Building; Washington, DC mayor Walter Washington barricaded in office for while. Estimated number of hostages at B'nai B'rith, Islamic center and city hall noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) Report on take-over of B'nai B'rith headquarters; men had food, arms and ammo in U-Haul truck and just moved in.

(DC) At Islamic Center, negotiations rptdly. moving along.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) [5:03:10-Video lost for few seconds.] Report on situation at Islamic center; gunman has talked to authorities; indicates 3 incidents related.
REPORTER: Joe Templeton

(DC) Next reporter is at District Building
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(DC) Report on take-over at District Building; 4 injured, 1 later died. City cnclwoman., holding hearing at time of shootings, got out. [Cnclwoman. Wilhelmina ROLARK - describes what she heard and saw.]
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(DC) 2 demands of Hanafi Muslims have been cited to police. 1st is objection to movie "Mohammad, Messenger of God" and its showing; 4 theaters in New York City stop picture in progress today. 2nd demand is revenge for 1973 killing of 7 Hanafi members in Washington, DC headquarters, building given by basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 7 men indicted, 5 sentenced for killings; in telephone interview, spokesperson for Hanafis tells reporter group won't be satisfied till killers no longer alive. Reporter also has phone interview with Hanafi leader at B'nai B'rith building Hamaas Abdul Khaalis. [ABDUL KHAALIS - says police shouldn't hold up demands and should release them to press or people will be killed. Speaks of objections to movie.] Reporter recaps events; Israeli Prime Min. Yitznak Rabin leaves Washington, DC without farewell ceremonies, black and Jewish members of Congress get extra protection and President Carter orders FBI investigation.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

(Studio) Further dvts. during broadcast will be reported.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Gibson, Charles;
O'Brien, Tim;
Peterson, Roger;
Templeton, Joe;
Walters, Barbara

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