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    Arthur Herman Bremer, the 21-year-old white man alleged to have shot governor George Wallace and three other people in a Baltimore suburb in the United States on Monday (May 15), was said by associates to be a 'lonely, solitary figure'.

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    SV Bremer arrested after Wallace shooting and dragged way to police car (2 shots)

    LV Police officers escort Bremer from police station to car

    GV Police cars depart

    GV Bremer apartment block in Milwaukee

    SV INT Campaign literature and clothing in flat

    CU Box of ammunition and bullets

    SV PAN Clothing in flat to police searching

    SV Photographs on table (2 shots)

    SCU Bremer's brother & father interviewed.

    (SOUND STARTS AT 50 ft., 15.2 M. I Min.20 secs: "And he said that...."

    SOUND OUT: "...what reason, none."

    REPORTER: "After the shooting, Bremer was pounced on and carried away by police. He was taken to a hospital briefly for observation and for treatment of a head wound received during the scuffle. Last night, he was taken to Baltimore. Five carloads of agents guarded him at the Federal Court Building, where his bond was set at 200,000 Dollars. Bremer said all he had was two dollars. He asked for a lawyer from the American Civil Liberties Union, but the A.C.L.U. declined today, saying there was no civil liberties issue. Federal marshals will help guard Bremer at the Baltimore County Jail till his arraignment a week from tomorrow. Carl Stern, NBC News reporting.

    REPORTER: "The F.B.I. is investigating the possibility Arthur Bremer may have been hired to kill George Wallace, as is routine in these cases. In Bremer's Milwaukee apartment last night, police found an open box of .38 calibre shells, apparently for the pistol Bremer bought January 13. They also found notes indicating Bremer may have expected a long period of confinement. Nobody knows how Bremer was able to maintain the 137-dollar-a-month apartment and travel around the country. He had not worked since February. Bremer was so secretive, his brother and father didn't even know he had left town until a policeman came to the house and told them."

    BROTHER: "And he said that it might be possible he would be involved in the shooting. (INDISTINCT) ... and I said "...he hasn't got the nerve to do it. He's a shy, timid individual guy'"

    FATHER: ".....what's he doing in Maryland?"

    BROTHER: "....he's hardly ever left the state for any other reason--what reason? None?"

    Initials BB/2300 WLW/AW/BB/2315

    An alternative WRITTEN commentary by Visnews is on Page 3. A transcript of the sound-on-film is provided overage

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Arthur Herman Bremer, the 21-year-old white man alleged to have shot governor George Wallace and three other people in a Baltimore suburb in the United States on Monday (May 15), was said by associates to be a 'lonely, solitary figure'. Bremer, arrested immediately after the shooting as Governor Wallace was campaigning for the Democratic Presidential nomination in the Maryland primary election, lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin--alone and in an apartment which was found to contain no signs of permanency or personality, like personal mementos.

    Instead, police found a box of bullets--of the same calibre as those shot at Governor Wallace--and a gun catalogue. There were also some press clippings relating to the selections and security problems concerning the guarding of candidates.

    Maryland State authorities have laid four charges of assault with intent to murder against Bremer, and Federal authorities have charged him with violating a civil right act and assaulting a Federal officer--one of the three shot with Governor Wallace. He was allowed bail of 200-thousand dollars (about ???77,000 sterling), but then held in tight security in Baltimore after failing to produce the money. In his home town of Milwaukee, meanwhile, his parents and brother expressed disbelief when told that Bremer had been arrested and charged with the shooting. this film contains a sound-on-film interview with Bremer's father and brother, and includes the sequence showing his arrest at the shooting scene. It also shows interiors of his apartment and its contents, and has a sound-on-film English commentary for use if desired.

    SYNOPSIS: Arthur Herman Bremer, the twenty-one-year-old former school caretaker arrested for the shooting of Governor George Wallace in Baltimore in the United States on Monday, is in a top-security jail. He's being held there after failing to produce two-hundred-thousand dollars bail, and faces six charges in connection with the shooting. The apparent attempted assassination came as Governor Wallace of Alabama was walking among crowds at a shopping centre, during his campaign for the Democratic Party's nomination as candidate to contest President Nixon in the November Presidential elections. Three other people were shot at the same time--an Alabama policeman bodyguard, a Federal policeman, and a woman campaign worker.

    Bremer, who's unemployed, lived alone in an assythment in Mllwaukee, Wisconsin, if is moving out of his parent's house in the-same town. Inside, police found a gun catalogue, and some bullets of the same size shot at Governor wallace. There were also some press clippings about the selections--including one referring to the security difficulties in guarding candidates. As Governor Wallace lay paralysed in hospital, meanwhile, Bremer's brother and father expressed disbelief at the news.

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