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    The siege of a Barcelona bank ended in a hail of bullets tonight as special anti-guerrilla police stormed the Central where about 90 hostages were being held by right-wing gunmen, since yesterday morning.

  • Description

    Armoured car fired on by gunmen from bank and it withdraws (this morning); Hostage on roof with gunman; Troops moving in; Shots fired; Hostages running out on building; Hostages lying on ground.





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The siege of a Barcelona bank ended in a hail of bullets tonight as special anti-guerrilla police stormed the Central where about 90 hostages were being held by right-wing gunmen, since yesterday morning. Eye-witnesses said anti-guerrilla squad members appeared to be moving into the occupied building from the terrace of an adjacent bank building. Bursts of gunfire could be heard echoing around the Plaza de Cataluna where bank is situated. The shooting lasted 10 mins. and later on was heard from inside the bank. Hostage ran from the main doors of the bank and flattened themselves on the ground to escape shooting. Earlier, the gunmen said they wanted a plane to escape from Spain and had admitted their take-over had failed.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2WKRTJ7T5RKK61KTDYTHBUI5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WKRTJ7T5RKK61KTDYTHBUI5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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