• Short Summary

    FRENCH POLICE BE SIEGED A LUXURY HOTEL IN THE RIVEIRA RESORT VILLEFRENCHE SUR MER ON WEDNESDAY (1 APRIL) AFTER FOUR HEAVILY ARMED GUNNER BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN WITH TWO MEN GUESTS AS HOSTAGES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN BAY TO HOTEL
    0.18

    2.
    GV POLICE ZOOM BACK TO HOTEL
    0.26

    3.
    SV POLICE
    0.27

    4.
    GV ZOOM IN TO BALCONY
    0.32

    5.
    SV DITTO
    0.35

    6.
    SV POLICE WITH GUN
    0.40

    7.
    SV PEOPLE AND POLICE WATCH
    0.45

    8.
    CV BALCONY
    0.46

    9.
    SV PHOTOGRAPHERS (2 SHOTS)
    0.54

    10.
    SV ZOOM BACK POLICEMAN WATCHING FROM ROADWAY
    0.59



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: FRENCH POLICE BE SIEGED A LUXURY HOTEL IN THE RIVEIRA RESORT VILLEFRENCHE SUR MER ON WEDNESDAY (1 APRIL) AFTER FOUR HEAVILY ARMED GUNNER BARRICADED THEMSELVES IN WITH TWO MEN GUESTS AS HOSTAGES.

    A BRITISH FAMILY WAS TRAPPED TOO BUT THEY WERE EVENTUALLY RELEASED. LATER THE GUNMEN HANDED OVER MOST OF THEIR ARMS TO POLICE AND LEFT THE HOTEL WITH ONE OF THE GUESTS AS A HOSTAGE. POLICE GAVE ORDERS THAT THEY WERE NOT TO BE STOPPED.

    THE HOTEL HAD BEEN SURROUNDED BY POLICE SINCE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE DRAMA BEGAN WHEN AN EMPLOYEE THOUGHT HE SAW A GUEST CARRYING A GUN. THE POLICE WERE CALLED IN AND AFTER A CHIEF GUNFIGHT FOUR MEN -- ONE OF THEM A KNOWN CRIMINAL -- BARRICADED THEMSELVES INTO A THIRD FLOOR ROOM WITH FOUR HOSTAGES. ONE OF THEM -- A GERMAN WOMAN -- TRIED WITH FOUR HOSTAGES. ONE OF THEM -- A GERMAN WOMAN -- TRIED TO ESCAPE AND WAS SHOT IN THE LEG. SHE IS NOW IN HOSPITAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3I8HJ3FKNCA1S9E2NITQJ2SYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3I8HJ3FKNCA1S9E2NITQJ2SYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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