• Short Summary

    Dallas, Texas - where television cameras recorded one of the most sensational shootings of modern times, yesterday (Friday) was the scene of a seven man jailbreak - which like the Oswald shooting - was recorded by cameras as it happened.

  • Description

    Dallas, Texas - where television cameras recorded one of the most sensational shootings of modern times, yesterday (Friday) was the scene of a seven man jailbreak - which like the Oswald shooting - was recorded by cameras as it happened. The break-out took place from the courthouse where the Ruby trial is being held, and tonight (Saturday) police are still searching for two of the seven prisoners.

    Pushing their way past witnesses waiting to give evidence, the escapers ran slap into television cameras covering the Ruby trial. One of the prisoners was carrying a dummy revolver made from soap and paper, which he used to intimidate a woman spectator, forcing her to walk in front of him. As he moved away from the courthouse, watched by a crowd of spectators as well as cameraman, local sheriffs followed at a safe distance - until they realised the gun was a fake. Then they closed in and re-arrested him.

    Four of the fives so far caught were arrested near the courthouse. The other one was found in a house about 10 miles from Dallas.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA94FG49XLZ2HVOKUNJA1T1CFJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA94FG49XLZ2HVOKUNJA1T1CFJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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