• Short Summary

    Police in Toledo, Ohio, raided a Black Panther Party Headquarters on Thursday (September 17) after a white policeman was shot dead as he sat in his patrol car.

  • Description

    Police in Toledo, Ohio, raided a Black Panther Party Headquarters on Thursday (September 17) after a white policeman was shot dead as he sat in his patrol car. When the police eventually forced their way into the building they found no one in it.

    Police surrounded the building and exchanged fire with the occupants throughout the early hours of the morning. Slowly they began to move in continually firing upon the building, but found no one there when they broke in.

    A black teenager, Troy Montgomery, was about to fire on them when he was shot. Police say he was armed with a shotgun and was about to fire on them when he was shot. a 25 year-old negro, John McClelland, is being held by the police and charged with the patrolman's murder.

    The police said they did not know if McClelland was a member of the Black Panther Party or not: a Panther spokesman said he was not. The searching of the building was left until the afternoon when firemen had managed to clear away the tear gas in the office. The search revealed eight rifles, some ammunition and several sticks of dynamite which the police confiscated. The office bore many marks of the previous night's gun-battle.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA68MEE85JSPANTTIF4JMBO42MY
    Media URN:
    VLVA68MEE85JSPANTTIF4JMBO42MY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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