• Short Summary

    THE MAN HUNTED AS A SUSPECT IN THE KILLING OF MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS BROUGHT BEFORE A BRITISH POLICE COURT TODAY (MONDAY) AMID ONE OF THE TIGHTEST SECURITY SCREENS EVER ENFORCED IN ENGLAND.

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    THE MAN HUNTED AS A SUSPECT IN THE KILLING OF MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS BROUGHT BEFORE A BRITISH POLICE COURT TODAY (MONDAY) AMID ONE OF THE TIGHTEST SECURITY SCREENS EVER ENFORCED IN ENGLAND. HE WAS CHARGED IN THE NAME OF RAMON GEORGE SNEYD, THE NAME ON THE PASSPORT HE WAS CARRYING WHEN ARRESTED AT LONDON AIRPORT LAST SATURDAY.

    SNEYD, ALIAS JAMES EARL RAY, ALIAS ERIC STARVO GALT, WAS CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY POSSESSING A REVOLVER PLUS FIVE ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, AND WITH HOLDING A FORGED PASSPORT. HIS ARREST RESULTED FROM TEAMWORK AMONG LONDON'S SCOTLAND YARD, THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE.

    THE MAGISTRATE ASKED THE SUSPECT IF HE HAD ANYTHING TO SAY, BUT HE MADE NO RESPONSE. HE WAS ORDERED TO BE HELD IN CUSTODY FOR A FRESH HEARING ON JUNE 18.

    NEWSMEN AND SPECTATORS JOSTLED TO GET INTO THE COURT HOUSE, AND ONCE INSIDE, HAD TO SUBMIT TO A THOROUGH SEARCH BY PLAINCLOTHESMEN LOOKING FOR ARMS. A HEAVY SQUAD OF UNIFORMED OFFICERS AND DETECTIVES STOOD IN THE COURT HOUSE SCRUTINISING ABOUT 50 SPECTATORS AND 40 NEWSMEN WHO EVENTUALLY MANAGED TO GET INTO THE COURT. EARLIER, UNIFORMED POLICE HAD GUARDED ALL APPROACHES TWO HOURS BEFORE RAY WAS DUE TO APPEAR IN THE DOCK.

    ABOUT TWO HOURS AFTER HEARING RAY WAS DRIVEN FROM THE COURT HOUSE IN A POLICE VAN ESCORTED BY A POLICE CAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8W2956IAE16QB4FNSP4BGYJV3
    Media URN:
    VLVA8W2956IAE16QB4FNSP4BGYJV3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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