• Short Summary

    THREE MEN WERE DETAINED AT MUNICH AIRPORT LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH) AFTER WEST GERMAN POLICE UNCOVERED AN ATTEMPT TO HI-JACK AN ISRAELI AIRLINER.

  • Description

    THREE MEN WERE DETAINED AT MUNICH AIRPORT LAST NIGHT (WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH) AFTER WEST GERMAN POLICE UNCOVERED AN ATTEMPT TO HI-JACK AN ISRAELI AIRLINER.

    IDENTIFIED AS A JORDANIAN AND TWO IRAQIS, THE MEN LATER HAD ARREST WARRANTS SERVED AGAINST THEM ON CHARGES OF "ILLEGALLY CARRYING ARMS".

    THEY WERE DETAINED AT THE AIRPORT TRANSIT LOUNGE AFTER POLICE FOUND SEVERAL PISTOLS IN THEIR HAND-LUGGAGE.

    THE THREE ARABS ARRIVED ON A YUGOSLAV AIRLINE FLIGHT FROM PARIS TO BELGRADE, WHICH STOPS OVER AT MUNICH. THE PILOT RADIOED THE AIRPORT TO SAY THAT HE HAD THREE SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE ABOARD.

    DURING THE STOPOVER, THE MEN FILED INTO THE TRANSIT LOUNGE WHERE THE SEARCH TOOK PLACE.

    AFTER THEIR ARREST, POLICE FOUND TWO STATEMENTS, INDICATING THE MEN INTENDED TO HI-JACK AN ISRAELI EL AL JET LINER.

    THE ATTEMPT, POLICE SAID, WAS PLANNED FOR THE EVE OF YESTERDAY'S FUNERALS OF THE ISRAELI PASSENGER WHO DIED IN THE FEBRUARY 10TH GRENADE ATTACK ON AN EL AL JET, AND OF THE SEVEN VICTIMS OF LAST FRIDAY'S (FEBRUARY 13TH) FIRE AT A JEWISH OLD PEOPLES' HOME IN MUNICH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QWAQ70HVZ68J2GIHN856JYCY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QWAQ70HVZ68J2GIHN856JYCY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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