• Short Summary

    After intermittently firing a double-barrelled shotgun at policemen, news photographers, and reporters, during a 30 hours siege, 18-year-old textile worker Jackie Jennings was smoked out with tear gas bombs April 13 at Pulaski, Virginia, U.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Police outside house.
    0.06

    2.
    House where Jennings holds 10-year-old sister-in-law.
    0.12

    3.
    SV Police.
    0.17

    4.
    LV House with Jennings at window.
    0.23

    5.
    SV PAN Police and crowd.
    0.29

    6.
    SV Police officer talks through loud speaker.
    0.34

    7.
    LV Police near verandah.
    0.35

    8.
    CU Woman appeals through speaker...2 shots.
    0.41

    9.
    SV Reporter seated at window.
    0.46

    10.
    CU AT NIGHT..Jennings dragged from house.
    0.50

    11.
    SV Ditto.
    1.02

    12.
    TOP V..Girl escorted from house.
    1.05

    13.
    SV TWO SHOTS..Jennings in police car.
    1.12



    Initials JRG/S/AW/PB


    This story is sent to you in silent film, and with an interview with Jennings.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: After intermittently firing a double-barrelled shotgun at policemen, news photographers, and reporters, during a 30 hours siege, 18-year-old textile worker Jackie Jennings was smoked out with tear gas bombs April 13 at Pulaski, Virginia, U.S.

    Jennings had bolted from police when apprehended for a motoring offence. He grabbed his 10-year-old sister-in-law as hostage and barricaded himself into his father-in-law's house.

    Police followed by reporters and spectators surrounded the house, kept at bay with burse of fire from Jennings shotgun. Jennings ordered his sixteen-year-old wife be brought to him: this was refused.

    Psychiatrists, policemen, a newspaper editor, all called on him to surrender: he replied with more shots, threats to rape the 10-year-old girl.

    During the night of April 12/13 the police made their attack. As tear gas filled the house Jennings was overpowered carried to a car and taken to the local hospital for mental examination. The girl told reporters she had not been harmed, and had spent most of the waiting hours asleep.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1KO3AGEFAXS4MA9WJG9B8FQCO
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KO3AGEFAXS4MA9WJG9B8FQCO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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