• Short Summary

    TWO OF SIX MEN BEING ESCORTED INTO A KOWLOON MAGISTRACY BUILDING IN HONGKONG YESTERDAY MORNING, SNATCHED A CONSTABLE'S REVOLVER AND FIRED FOUR SHOTS.

  • Description

    TWO OF SIX MEN BEING ESCORTED INTO A KOWLOON MAGISTRACY BUILDING IN HONGKONG YESTERDAY MORNING, SNATCHED A CONSTABLE'S REVOLVER AND FIRED FOUR SHOTS. THEY THEN DISAPPEARED INTO THE BUILDING WHICH WAS QUICKLY CORDONED OFF BY POLICE REINFORCEMENTS. ONE OF THE ESCORTING CONSTABLES WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN HIT. THE GUN SHOTS ATTRACTED A LARGE CROWD OF PEDESTRIANS.

    THE SIX MEN ACCUSED IN A ROBBERY CASE, WERE TO APPEAR BEFORE A MAGISTRATE ON REMAND FROM LAST WEEK. POLICE IMMEDIATELY ESCORTED THE OTHER FOUR ACCUSED INTO A VEHICLE AND DROVE THEM OFF TO A NEARBY POLICE STATION.

    AFTER WARNING PEDESTRIANS TO KEEP AWAY FROM THE BUILDING, POLICE FIRED TEARGAS GRENADES INTO THE BUILDING FORCING THE TWO GUNMEN TO SURRENDER -- WHICH THEY DID AFTER ABOUT AN HOUR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9R9YT18ISCS720DJNJBC7LRWP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9R9YT18ISCS720DJNJBC7LRWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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