NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 1977
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(Studio) Terrorism in West Germany has produced one of most severe crises in cntry.'s history. Recent kidnapping of Hanns Martin Schleyer noted; he is still in hands of terrorists and country is in state of siege.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Bonn, West Germany) Schleyer is prisoner of Red Army Faction (RAE). Since kidnapping, West Germany's political and commercial elite have felt under siege; precautions taken by prominent people noted. Though government and terrorists are still at standoff with regard to demands, terrorists may have gotten one desired result in atmosphere of fear that covers country Unlike IRA (Irish Republican Army) and others, RAE kills selected leaders of society they wish to destroy. West Germany has worst terrorist problem in Europe and is one police and government seem unable to handle.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs