• Short Summary

    A KOREAN EX-CONVICT AND ALLEGED MURDERED WHO HAD HELD A GROUP OF HOSTAGES AT AN INN AT SUMATAKYO HOTSPRING RESORT, IN CENTRAL JAPAN, SINCE LAST TUESDAY WAS SEIZED BY POLICE TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    A KOREAN EX-CONVICT AND ALLEGED MURDERED WHO HAD HELD A GROUP OF HOSTAGES AT AN INN AT SUMATAKYO HOTSPRING RESORT, IN CENTRAL JAPAN, SINCE LAST TUESDAY WAS SEIZED BY POLICE TODAY (SATURDAY). THE MAN, 41-YEAR-OLD HUO HYO KIM, HAD FORESTALLED EARLIER CAPTURE BY THREATENING TO BLOW UP HIMSELF AND HIS HOSTAGES WITH DYNAMITE IF POLICE CAME NEAR.

    KIM ARRIVED AT THE INN ON TUESDAY DRIVING A CAR LOADED WITH MORE THAN 100 STICKS OF DYNAMITE AND 1,500 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION FOR HIS RIFLE. POLICE ALLEGE THAT HE HAD SHOT DEAD TWO MEN IN A NIGHT CLUB AT NEARBY SHIMIZU CITY OVER A MONEY DISPUTE. HE TOOK 16 PEOPLE AT THE INN AS HOSTAGES, ALTHOUGH SOME OF THEM ESCAPED AND OTHERS HE RELEASED, LEAVING HIM WITH SIX HOSTAGES.

    KIM THREATENED TO "BLOW UP EVERYTHING" IF POLICE TOOK "ANY DRASTIC ACTION". HOWEVER, HE FREQUENTLY ALLOWED NEWSMEN TO VISIT HIM AT THE INN. DURING PRESS INTERVIEWS KIM, WHO HAS SERVED A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN PRISON ON SEVEN CONVICTIONS, CLAIMED HE WAS ACTING BECAUSE OF POLICE PREJUDICE AGAINST HIS RACE.

    THE REPORTERS AND CAMERAMEN DECLINED TO SEIZE KIM BECAUSE, AS WELL AS DYNAMITE WHICH HE HAD PLACED NEAR A BURNING CHARCOAL BRAZIER, HE WAS THOUGHT TO HAVE HELD A STICK OF DYNAMITE THROUGH A WINDOW, WHERE HUNDREDS OF POLICE WERE SURROUNDING THE INN, AND FIRED WARNING SHOTS IN THE AIR.

    KIM REFUSED TO GIVE HIMSELF UP UNLESS POLICE BROADCAST AN APOLOGY FOR THEIR "ATTITUDE" TOWARDS, AND ALSO AGREED NOT TO PROSECUTE HIM FOR SHOOTING THE TWO MEN. TODAY, THE POLICE FINALLY APPREHENDED KIM INSIDE THE INN BY PRETENDING TO BE NEWSMEN. THEY SAID HE PUT UP NO RESISTANCE, AND THAT THE HOSTAGES WERE SAFE AND WELL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0VWL9JC2AADIPF9RKK5WEUXA
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0VWL9JC2AADIPF9RKK5WEUXA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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