• Short Summary

    In Italy, police have made a major breakthrough in their massive manhunt for the kidnappers of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro.

  • Description

    In Italy, police have made a major breakthrough in their massive manhunt for the kidnappers of former Prime Minister Aldo Moro. On Wednesday (13 September) they raided an apartment in Milanand arrested thirty-year-old Corrado Alunni, regarded as the leader of the Red Brigades urban guerrilla gang which claimed it had abducted Signor Moro last March.

    SYNOPSIS: The apartment, described as a terrorist base, was in a residential building on the outskirts of Milan, just off the main road leading to the airport. Early reports said Alunni readily admitted his identity when police raided the apartment. But later reports said that, at first, Alunni claimed he was an architect named Massimo Turicchai (pronounced TOO-REE-KEE-YA), whose name was on the doorbell.

    Milan police say the contents of the apartment indicated that it was apparently used as a headquarters for the Red Brigades movement.

    They say they found fourteen pistols, seven rifles, more explosives, and thousands of rounds of ammunition, including boxes of shotgun cartridges.

    Along with this arsenal, they also reportedly discovered instructions for preparing explosives, bundles of Red Brigades pamphlets, and thirty-five thousand dollars worth of Italian currency. Alunni was said to describe himself as a fighting Communist. He was wanted, not only in connection with the Moro kidnap and murder, but also for his alleged involvement in the murders last year of a Turin lawyer and newspaper editor.

    Alunni went to ground five years ago after leaving his job with a telecommunications firm in Milan. He had earlier, escaped arrest in a police raid in Pavis, northern Italy in 1976.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XBO6L9RSI9BLV0GW4ASAYO6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XBO6L9RSI9BLV0GW4ASAYO6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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