• Short Summary

    DOZENS OF HEAVILY ARMED POLICE ON SUNDAY FORCED THE SURRENDER OF A GUNMAN BESIEGED FOR 24 HOURS IN A SUBURBAN HOUSE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

  • Description

    DOZENS OF HEAVILY ARMED POLICE ON SUNDAY FORCED THE SURRENDER OF A GUNMAN BESIEGED FOR 24 HOURS IN A SUBURBAN HOUSE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. THE MAN STAGGERED FROM THE HOUSE AND SURRENDERED TO POLICE AFTER A FIERCE EXCHANGE OF RIFLE FIRE. THE MAN WAS LATER ACCUSED OF MURDERING A WOMAN IN THE HOUSE THE PREVIOUS DAY.

    DURING SUNDAY MORE THAN 30 SHOTS WERE FIRED FROM THE HOUSE. AT ONE STAGE TELEVISION NEWS CAMERAMEN JUMPED TO SAFETY WHEN SEVERAL VOLLEYS OF RIFLE AND SHOTGUN FIRE WERE AIMED AT THEM. THE MAN PUSHED A RIFLE THROUGH THE SLATS OF A VENETIAN BLIND.

    POLICE SPRAYED THE HOUSE WITH TEAR GAS GRENADES ABOUT MIDDAY ON SUNDAY. DURING THE CONFUSION A WOMAN CARRYING A BABY RAN FROM THE HOUSE, WHERE SHE HAD BEEN HELD HOSTAGE BY THE GUNMAN.

    ABOUT AN HOUR AFTER THE WOMAN LEFT THE HOUSE THE MAN SURRENDERED TO THE POLICE.

    TODAY THE AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION REPORTED ANOTHER GUNMAN'S SIEGE -- IN NARRABRI, IN THE WEST OF NEW SOUTH WALES. AN ARMED YOUTH WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BARRICADED HIMSELF IN A BARN, AND WAS SAID TO BE HOLDING POLICE AT BAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACJV12OKX3MLY6P4BWGSBYFNRR
    Media URN:
    VLVACJV12OKX3MLY6P4BWGSBYFNRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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