• Short Summary

    Newspaper and television heiress turned revolutionary, Patty Hearst, met her parents in a San Francisco jail yesterday (19 September) and her mother said afterwards "All she want is to come home with her family".

  • Description

    Newspaper and television heiress turned revolutionary, Patty Hearst, met her parents in a San Francisco jail yesterday (19 September) and her mother said afterwards "All she want is to come home with her family".

    Miss Hearst was captured by federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) agents in the Mission district of San Francisco yesterday (19 September) after a massive hunt which cost the United States Government more than three million dollars.

    The search for 21-year-old Miss Hearst ... daughter of newspaper magnate Randolph Hearst ... began nineteen months ago after she was kidnapped from the Berkley flat she shared with her boy friends. Three days later, the first of number of taped massage from a revolutionary group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army (S.L.A.) was delivered to a local radio station claiming responsibility for the abduction.

    The S.L.A. demanded the distribution of more than two million dollars worth of food to the poor of San Francisco before they would consider releasing Miss Hearst.

    Her father paid the ransom but shortly afterwards Miss Hearst released a statement saying she had joined the S.L.A. and adopted the name of Tania, in honour of the girl friend as Cuban revolutionary the Guevara.

    Ten days after her "conversion" Miss Hearst was identified as the girl photographed standing guard with a sub-machine gun during a bank raid in San Francisco.

    In may of that year police, acting on a "tip-off" laid seige to a house in Los Angles.

    The seige and subsequent shoot-out ended in the death of six people who the police members of the S.L.A. and on Thursday (18 September) their patience paid off when Miss Hearst and three other members of the S.L.A. were taken into custody.

    SYNOPSIS: Patricia Hearst, the fugitive heiress captured last Thursday, appeared in a San Francisco Federal Court the next day.

    Miss Hearst, heiress to a newspaper and television empire, was captured on the same day that two other members of the self-styled Symbionese liberation Army, William and Emily Harris, were apprehended in this house in San Francisco.

    Patty Hearst was arrested in this house. Patty's parents saw her in prison and later spoke to newsman, as did F.B.I. Director, Clarence Kelley.

    Police believe a bomb which exploded in Seattle, in a neighbouring state, may have been the work of supporters of the revolutionary group Miss Hearst belonged to ... the Symbionese Liberation Army.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAUM1UXSHX02S3DNXVCGHE6GF3
    Media URN:
    VLVAUM1UXSHX02S3DNXVCGHE6GF3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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