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Japan / Tokyo Subways / Gas Attack #605070

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 1995
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: Lucky Severson) Poison gas attack on the Japanese subway system featured; scenes shown from Tokyo where commuters were hit by toxic fumes from the nerve gas sarin; map shown of the affected subway lines. Film shown of a June 1994 incident in which the same sarin gas enveloped a Matsumoto neighborhood.] [Subway VICTIMS, Tokyo RESIDENTS - comment on the subway attack.]

(Pentagon: Ed Rabel) The nature of sarin poisoning and the source is still unknown stated; scenes shown of sarin-possessing countries; film of how sarin affected the Kurds when it was used by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in Halabja, Iraq, in 1988 and a 1966 secret United States Army simulation of biological and chemical warfare attacks in New York City subways. [Chemical weapons expert Kyle OLSON - says it is difficult to head off terrorist acts.] [Chemical weapons specialist Len COLE - comments on the lethal affects of sarin.]

Rabel, Ed;
Severson, Lucky;
Williams, Brian

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