• Short Summary

    Police found dynamite, explosive chemicals and weapons in the rubble of a New York apartment following a bomb blast on Saturday (March 28).

  • Description

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    SV Police barrier outside damaged apartment building
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    2.
    GV EXT. Building TILT UP TO top floor
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    3.
    SV Rubble on floor TILT UP TO hole in wall on top floor
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    4.
    CU TILT DOWN damaged wall & plaster on floor
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    5.
    CU Debris on floor TILT UP TO policeman looking at damage
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    SV Damaged ceiling TILT DOWN TO wreckage
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    7.
    CU Entrance of apartment PAN TO police barrier on pavement
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    8.
    GV EXT. Apartment block
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    Initials AF/VS/BOB/SGM AP/VS/BOB/SGM


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    Background: Police found dynamite, explosive chemicals and weapons in the rubble of a New York apartment following a bomb blast on Saturday (March 28).

    Two men were blown up in the explosion; one died instantly while the other is in a critical condition after losing both arms and a leg. Police claim the two men -- both negro students -- were manufacturing bombs in the apartment when one exploded.

    Police later charged the critically injured student with murdering his roommate.

    A police inspector investigating the explosion said the apartment was being used as a bomb factory. "There was equipment and material to make at least a dozen bombs," he added.

    The inspector, describing the debris, said: "in the refrigerator we found bottles of potassium chlorate, potassium nitrate, sulphuric acid, smokeless black powder and ammonium nitrate". Two pipe bombs were also found, together with a sawn-off shotgun, a revolver and literature from the militant negro Black Panther organisation.

    The damaged apartment was on the top floor of a six-storey building. in the Manhattan district of New York. The blast was described by a neighbour as "like a small earthquake."
    The explosion follows a wave of bomb blasts in the New York area. In february a series of explosions killed at least three people in another Manhattan building -- also said to have been a bomb factory. More than 2,200 bomb scares have been investigated by police in the past three weeks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9DSNCFVP0HVQMA7LCOWWSUPY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9DSNCFVP0HVQMA7LCOWWSUPY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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