• Short Summary

    After intermittently firing a double-barrelled shotgun at policemen, news photographers, and reporters, during a 30 hours siege, 18-year-old textile worker Jackie Jennings was smoked out with tear gas bombs April 13 at Pulaski, Virginia, U.

  • Description

    After intermittently firing a double-barrelled shotgun at policemen, news photographers, and reporters, during a 30 hours siege, 18-year-old textile worker Jackie Jennings was smoked out with tear gas bombs April 13 at Pulaski, Virginia, U.S.

    Jennings had bolted from police when apprehended for a motoring offence. He grabbed his 10-year-old sister-in-law as hostage and barricaded himself into his father-in-law's house.

    Police followed by reporters and spectators surrounded the house, kept at bay with burse of fire from Jennings shotgun. Jennings ordered his sixteen-year-old wife be brought to him: this was refused.

    Psychiatrists, policemen, a newspaper editor, all called on him to surrender: he replied with more shots, threats to rape the 10-year-old girl.

    During the night of April 12/13 the police made their attack. As tear gas filled the house Jennings was overpowered carried to a car and taken to the local hospital for mental examination. The girl told reporters she had not been harmed, and had spent most of the waiting hours asleep.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1KO3AGEFAXS4MA9WJG9B8FQCO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KO3AGEFAXS4MA9WJG9B8FQCO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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