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Washington, DC Hostages #492582

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 11, 1977
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(Studio) Siege of 3 bldgs. in Washington, DC ends early in morning; helping in negotiations were ambs. of 3 Moslem cntries., talking to leader of terrorists and reading from Koran.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Report on release of hostages. [MAN - says it was being locked in closet and that he got kicked.] [2nd MAN - cites experience.] [3rd MAN - believed hostages would be killed.] Former hostage Sidney Closter wonders if it was wise to release Hanafi leader Hamaas Abdul Khaalis as part of deal to release hostages. [CLOSTER - says objective achieved temporarily.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(DC) Court proceedings before Judge Harold Greene noted. [Deputy attorney general Peter FLAHERTY - cites conditions for Khaalis' release.] Arraignment for other 11 Hanafi terrorists held later; details cited. Remarks of United States attorney Earl Silbert with regard to criticism of deal noted. Basis for Khaalis' release cited.
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) Khaalis returns to Hanafi headquarters in DC.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Hdqtrs. patrolled by bodyguards; police officer asks to see Khaalis rptdly. with regard to bomb threat. [DC police inspector C.N. TROUBLEFIELD - refuses comment on matter.] Other details noted.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Further reports on incident to come.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Ross, Brian;
Simpson, Carole;
Stern, Carl

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