• Short Summary

    POLICE ARRESTED AN ALLEGED KIDNAPPER AFTER A SEVEN-HOUR SIEGE IN A SINGAPORE SUBURB ON SUNDAY.?

  • Description

    POLICE ARRESTED AN ALLEGED KIDNAPPER AFTER A SEVEN-HOUR SIEGE IN A SINGAPORE SUBURB ON SUNDAY. TWO OTHERS WERE KILLED AND FIVE POLICEMEN WERE WOUNDED DURING A FIERCE GUN BATTLE.

    THE BATTLE FOLLOWED A SEVEN-HOUR SIEGE BY POLICE OF A BUNGALOW IN WHICH THREE MEN, SUSPECTED OF KIDNAPPING WAS HIDING. THE BUNGALOW WAS CAPTURED AFTER BEING STORMED BY POLICE AND GHURKA TROOPS. THE POLICE WERE ACTING ON A TIP-OFF. CALLED ON TO SURRENDER, THE MEN INSIDE THE BUNGALOW ANSWERED WITH A HAIL OF BULLETS FROM SUB-MACHINE GUNS, THEY ALSO HURLED GRENADES AT THE POLICE BUT THESE FAILED TO EXPLODE.

    DURING THE GUNS BATTLE ONE MAN SURRENDERED BUT THE OTHER TWO FOUGHT ON TO DEATH, WOUNDING FIVE POLICEMEN. IN THE END THE POLICE FIRED A BARRAGE OF TEARGAS GRENADES AND RUSHED TO THE HOUSE FROM THREE SIDES.

    THE LEADER OF THE GANG WAS SAID TO BE LOH NGUT FONG. HE WAS ALIVE WHEN CAPTURED BUT DIED LATER IN HOSPITAL. LON NGUT FONG WAS SAID TO HAVE PURCHASED THE SOVIET-MADE MACHINE GUNS, REVOLVERS, AND GRENADES IN INDONESIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAHX6BACLNAY64NYVOXR8KOG0C
    Media URN:
    VLVAHX6BACLNAY64NYVOXR8KOG0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1968
    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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