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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 28, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Salt Lake City, UT: David Burrington) Approach of FBI, state police and attack dog reported triggering gunfire from Addam Swapp's Marion, UT, compound. [Public safety director John NIELSEN - comments on injuries.] Injured ofr. reported dying en route to hospital. Swapp's condition given. Remaining compound dwellers discussed. [NIELSEN - explains letter from Swapp to governor] Standoff background recalled; scenes shown. [Relative Roger BATES - comments on Swapp's desire for armed confrontation with police.] Swapp's claim noted that father-in-law John Singer would be resurrected after confrontation with police. Widow Vickie Singer shown being taken to court for Mormon church building bombing. Swapp's wives noted also being charged.

Brokaw, Tom;
Burrington, David

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