Police in Tucuman on Tuesday(7 September) caught four of 14 leftwing extremists, who ware freed from prison Monday night by a carefully planned guerrilla raid.
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SV Police & guards at prison gates
SV Police talk to man
SV Van PAN TO truck
SV PAN INT. Police, prison officials & people around
SV ZOOM INTO CU Blood
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SV Blood stain PULL BACK TO desk
SV Police & men PAN bodies on floor
SV PAN Police and officials PAN 3 bodies on floor
SV Police on telephone
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SV PAN Guns
SV Smashed glass on cabinet
CU Bullet hole PAN UP TO warden's face
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Background: Police in Tucuman on Tuesday(7 September) caught four of 14 leftwing extremists, who ware freed from prison Monday night by a carefully planned guerrilla raid. The 14 political prisoners were described as members of the self-styled People's Revolutionary Army (E.R.P.), an urban guerrilla movement.
Five prison guards were killed and three others wounded in the mass jail-break. It was reported that five common criminals took advantage of the break and also escaped. A four-man commando group engineered the raid.
Among those arrested in the giant manhunt for the fugitives was the brother-in-law of the late Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary, Ernesto Che Guevara.
SYNOPSIS: Fourteen leftwing extremists were freed from this prison in Tucuman on Monday night. Five prison guards were killed and three others wounded in the carefully planned guerrilla commando raid.
The four-man commando group entered the prison in a stolen truck, used to deliver gas canisters to the prison. After unloading the canisters, they stalled the truck at the prison gates, apparently to keep the gates open for the escapees.
The commandos began firing as guards approached to investigate. The prisoners in the visiting rooms apparently took their cue from the shooting outside and attacked their own guards. A lawyer, visiting the prison at the time of the break, is believed to have used a bunch of flowers to smuggle in arms and ammunition. Three guards were killed at the prison gates and another two in the visiting rooms. guards blamed the jailbreak on lax security conditions.
The fugitives and their rescuers escaped in a truck and two cars waiting for them outside the prison. The escaped prisoners were described as members of the self-styled people's Revolutionary Army. On Tuesday, police announced that they had recaptured four of the fugitives. Police and army troops are continuing to search for the others in a giant manhunt.