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    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".

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    CU Still photo of Hearst in car handcuffed

    LV & CU Police in house where two Harrises were arrested were arrested (4 shots)

    LV & CU Police going into house where Hearst was arrested (3 shots)

    CU & SV Mrs. Hearst standing with Mr. Hearst replying to question by newsmen (2 shots)

    CU Kelley speaks (3 shots)

    SV & CU Bombed supermarket in Seattle with injured person being led away (2 shots)

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: REPORTER: "Was she glad to see you?"

    MRS. HEARST: "She was. We told her we loved he and hugged her and kissed her. We are eternally grateful to the F.B.I. and the San Francisco police for bringing Patty in Safely."

    SEQ. 5: KELLEY: "It now seems to me very evident that it is unlikely that anyone can remain a fugitive for ever. I'm sick and tired of having people in the appearances that I make, public or private, why can't you catch Patty Hearst. And frankly I can now perhaps find that these inquiries are stilled."

    Initials CL/2200

    This film shows a still photograph of Patty Hearst being taken to court and includes an interview with her parents and the Director of the F.B.I. Clarence Kelley.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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