• Short Summary

    A former Army Captain held Connecticut State police at bay for nearly six hours yesterday (Sunday) barricaded in his Burlington home near Hartford, Connecticut. 39-year-old Robert Gaudette finally emerged from the house after police opened fire, hitting him in the leg.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Crouched policeman runs towards car
    0.03

    2.
    SV Policeman off road behind tree
    0.06

    3.
    MV Sobbing wife escorted by policeman
    0.08

    4.
    SV Ditto
    0.10

    5.
    LV Police crouched by car
    0.11

    6.
    MV Wife with group of officers
    0.13

    7.
    SV Police crouched near vehicles
    0.16

    8.
    MV Wife appeals through loud speaker to her husband to put down gun and come out
    0.19

    9.
    CU Wife with microphone
    0.21

    10.
    MV Wife makes further appeal as officers advance (2 shots)
    0.27

    11.
    SV Officer with aimed rifle behind car
    0.29

    12.
    LV Gaudette moves through woods with hands up
    0.32

    13.
    SV Gaudette moving with arms down
    0.35

    14.
    SV Police officer
    0.38

    15.
    SV Gaudette standing (Police voice overlaid "Go ahead, Willie")
    0.43

    16.
    SV Police advancing towards a house (Voice overland-"are you all set Willie")
    0.46

    17.
    SV Gaudette flings his coat off
    0.49

    18.
    LV Group of police round Gaudette after shooting
    0.52

    19.
    SV Bending over Gaudette
    0.54

    20.
    MV Officials move forward
    0.57

    21.
    SV Gaudette on stretcher past camera
    1.02



    Initials DC/JF/MH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A former Army Captain held Connecticut State police at bay for nearly six hours yesterday (Sunday) barricaded in his Burlington home near Hartford, Connecticut. 39-year-old Robert Gaudette finally emerged from the house after police opened fire, hitting him in the leg.

    The drama unfolded shortly before noon when State and local police arrived on the scene after Gaudette had threatened to kill himself. They were greeted by a fusillade of bullets from Gaudette who had barricaded himself in his own home ten hours earlier. The former infantry officer was reportedly upset because his Japanese wife, Amy, had not come home from her job as a waitress.

    Connecticut police moved into position in an armoured vehicle as Gaudette emerged from the house making menacing gestures with a pistol. At that point police opened fire, hitting him in the leg.

    Police reports say Gaudette was taken into custody in this way in order to avoid a manhunt.

    Gaudette was taken to a Bristol, Connecticut hospital where he is today (Monday) reported to be in a serious condition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EP3UXUA6863MWI6QEWQ0F97U
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EP3UXUA6863MWI6QEWQ0F97U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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