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Shelton, Connecticut / Rubber Factory Blown Up #481835

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 02, 1975
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(Studio) Last night in Shelton, Connecticut, 3 men kidnap 3 guards on duty at rubber factory. Little later kidnappers return and blow up plant.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Shelton, Connecticut) 24 fire companies join Shelton's force to try and put out blaze. At midday, firemen still hosing down embers; building totally destroyed. [Fire chief LeRoy BRAINARD - says 1000 people to be affected by plant destruction.] Guards released following explosion; men told guards they were members of Weather Underground, militant radical group. Loss of plant means loss of at least 400 jobs.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

Hunt, Richard;
Newman, Edwin

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