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New York, New York / Empire State Building / Shooting / Security #617010

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Pat Dawson) Yesterday's shooting in New York City at the Empire State Building in which Palestinian Ali Hasan Abu Kamal shot six people and then himself with a semiautomatic hand gun featured. [Witness Hector MENDEZ, Abu Kamal FRIEND, Abu Kamal family MEMBER, Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - comment and debate the easy availability of handguns in the US.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) How safe we really are in public spaces in the US examined. [New YORKERS, security experts Chuck VANCE, Jeffrey BEATTY - say more security, responsibility and pro-active measures are needed.] Justice Department statistics on violent crime noted. [Privacy Journal Robert Ellis SMITH - comments.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dawson, Pat;
Williams, Pete

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