• Short Summary

    A bomb exploded at a Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco on Thursday (October 22) as scores of policemen, their families and fellow mourners gathered for the funeral of an officer shot dead during a bank robbery on Monday (October 19).

  • Description


    SV Policemen lined up outside church.
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    LV Explosion.
    0.15


    LV Police around scene of explosion
    0.17


    CU People brushing debris from hair
    0.22


    SV & CU Police examine hole made by explosion
    0.30


    CU Fragments of bomb on display
    0.37


    GV Police enter church for ceremony
    0.42


    SCU Frisco Mayor Alioto
    0.43


    SV PAN Police relatives and mourners go into church.
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    Initials BB/MR/BB/2310 BB/MR/BB/2320



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A bomb exploded at a Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco on Thursday (October 22) as scores of policemen, their families and fellow mourners gathered for the funeral of an officer shot dead during a bank robbery on Monday (October 19).

    No casualties were caused by the explosion, said to have been caused by a fairly small bomb, although a few people were struck by fragments of flying debris.

    The bomb had been planted by the front door to St. Brendan's Roman Catholic Church. It exploded 15-minutes before the funeral service for Officer Harold Hamilton was scheduled to start. The funeral procession, bering Officer Hamilton's coffin, had not yet reached the church.

    The dead policeman was the seventh Officer to be killed on duty in the San Francisco Bay area this year.

    Mayor Joseph Alioto, who was attending the service, blamed the bombing on a "psychotic crew" of terrorists. Firemen and police searched the church closely before permitting the funeral to take place.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA89CLOIB5Y0DZ9LFZ62ZN1X31C
    Media URN:
    VLVA89CLOIB5Y0DZ9LFZ62ZN1X31C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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