• Short Summary

    ON INFORMATION GIVEN BY AN ARRESTED O.A.S. ORGANISER, POLICE BESIEGED AN APARTMENT IN PARIS MAY?

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    ON INFORMATION GIVEN BY AN ARRESTED O.A.S. ORGANISER, POLICE BESIEGED AN APARTMENT IN PARIS MAY 30, AND FOUGHT AN HOUR-LONG GUN BATTLE WITH ARMAND BELIVISI, WHOM THEY HAD BEEN SEEKING FOR MORE THAN NINE MONTHS ON SUSPICION OR ORGANISING LAST YEAR'S ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENT DE GAULLE. HE SURRENDERED AFTER PERSUASION BY A POLICE OFFICER.

    AFTER A CHASE THROUGH THE STREETS BY DETECTIVES, 36-YEAR OLD BELVISI BARRICADED HIMSELF IN A THIRD-FLOOR APARTMENT IN THE RUE DE SONTAY, OFF THE FASHIONABLE PLACE VICTOR HUGO, FIRED BURSTS OF MACHINE-GUN FIRE INTO THE STREET, AND THREW THREE GRENADES. THE POLICE, SOON STRONGLY REINFORCED, RETURNED THE FIRE. NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT THREE PARKED CARS WERE DAMAGED.

    BELVISI REFUSED THE FIRST DEMAND TO SURRENDER, THREATENING TO BLOW UP THE BUILDING WITH PLASTIC EXPLOSIVE IF POLICE ATTEMPTED TO FORCE THE DOOR. A POLICE OFFICER GOT THROUGH TO BELVISI ON THE TELEPHONE, AND AFTER LENGTHY PARLEYING BELVISI GAVE HIMSELF UP. WEARING THE UNIFORM OF THE FRENCH PARACHUTE TROOPS, WITH A BLACK BADGE BEARING THE FIGURE 1, HE WAS HANDCUFFED AND TAKEN TO POLICE HEADQUARTERS. A WOMAN WAS DETAINED BY POLICE IN THE APARTMENT, IN WHICH A BREN GUN, A SUB-MACHINE GUN, OTHER AUTOMATIC WEAPONS, AND EXPLOSIVES WERE FOUND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEEXO2S67C5VA880UGL6EARG00
    Media URN:
    VLVAEEXO2S67C5VA880UGL6EARG00
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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