• Short Summary

    A 14-HOUR GUN BATTLE IN MONTEVIDEO, CAPITAL OF URUGUAY, LAST SATURDAY ENDED WITH THE DEATH OF FIVE PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICIALS.

  • Description

    A 14-HOUR GUN BATTLE IN MONTEVIDEO, CAPITAL OF URUGUAY, LAST SATURDAY ENDED WITH THE DEATH OF FIVE PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICIALS. HUNDREDS OF SHOTS WERE EXCHANGED IN THE BATTLE, AS POLICE SURROUNDED A BUILDING IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY.

    THREE MEN IN THE BUILDING AND TWO POLICEMEN WERE KILLED DURING THE EXCHANGE OF FIRE. ANOTHER MAN WAS TAKEN FROM THE BUILDING BY POLICE. POLICE SAID THE MEN WERE WANTED BY ARGENTINE AUTHORITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE FATAL SHOOTING OF THREE PEOPLE, INCLUDING A POLICE OFFICER, DURING A PAYROLL HOLD-UP TWO MONTHS AGO IN BUENOS AIRES.

    POLICE WERE PUT ON THE TRAIL OF THE MEN AFTER A POLICE OFFICER WAS FATALLY SHOT WHEN HE TRIED TO STOP A CAR FOR A TRAFFIC INFRINGEMENT THREE DAYS EARLIER. POLICE SQUADS CONVERGED ON THE BUILDING FOLLOWING THE ARREST OF A URUGUAYAN.

    THE GUN BATTLE ENDED WHEN POLICE ENTERED THE BUILDING THROUGH A BREACH MADE IN THE WALL CONNECTING A NEIGHBOURING APARTMENT.

    THE MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR IN URUGUAY, MR ADOLFO TEJERA AND OTHER HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WATCHED THE DRAMA. CROWDS BUILT UP IN THE AREA AS THE BATTLE CONTINUED, AND AT ONE STAGE THREATENED TO GET OUT OF HAND. THEY WERE DISPERSED BY POLICE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3X1PQQKKSYNTJO5FU09CZLGS8
    Media URN:
    VLVA3X1PQQKKSYNTJO5FU09CZLGS8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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