• Short Summary

    Crippled gunman Denis Job tonight (Tuesday) surrendered the last two of his 12 children, ending a four-day siege at his house at a village in northeast France.

  • Description

    Crippled gunman Denis Job tonight (Tuesday) surrendered the last two of his 12 children, ending a four-day siege at his house at a village in northeast France. After handling over the two eldest children, son Pascal (14) and daughter Claudina (11), the 33-year-old Job climbed into a psychiatrist's car parked behind the house.

    The siege began four days earlier after police found the body of Job's wife Renee on nearby railway tracks: she had been killed by a shotgun blast in the back.

    Police were anxious to avoid a repetition of the tragedy near Bordeaux two years ago, when a bulldozer driver shot himself and his two children after a similar siege. Reporters and cameramen were not permitted to approach the house -- a disused railway station -- during the siege.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZI28PQ67CUQGS2KLOM1HRQNM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZI28PQ67CUQGS2KLOM1HRQNM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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