• Short Summary

    A young woman wearing a crash helmet fired 50 shots at police and anything that moved from the top of an oil refinery storage tank in Melbourne on Wednesday (26 February).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Police crouched behind car in front of oilstorage tank ZOOM INTO gunwoman on top of tank
    0.05

    2.
    GV Police & crowd watching gunwoman on tank (5 shots)
    0.26

    3.
    CU Bullet holes in truck
    0.35

    4.
    CU Gunwoman down steps of tank and taking can of drink from policeman (4 shots)
    0.48

    5.
    SV Policeman coaxing gunwoman down steps after removing gun from her (4 shots)
    1.07

    6.
    SV Police escorting gunwoman away (2 shots)
    1.18



    Initials BB/1615



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A young woman wearing a crash helmet fired 50 shots at police and anything that moved from the top of an oil refinery storage tank in Melbourne on Wednesday (26 February). No one was injured.

    The woman arrived at British Petroleum's Port Melbourne refinery on a motorcycle and blaze away for three hours with a sawn-off .22 rifle.

    She perched on top of the 75-foot (23 meter) tank until she allowed a police inspector to approach her and handed over the rifle. The woman, who has a history of mental illness, was taken to hospital and police said no charges would be laid.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABB04QV396JBCG7RIQCTRGSZXE
    Media URN:
    VLVABB04QV396JBCG7RIQCTRGSZXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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