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    BRITISH POLICE TODAY (SATURDAY) ARRESTED AN ARMED MAN SAID IN THE UNITED STATES TO BE THE CHIEF SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING OF DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING.

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    LONDON AIRPORT AND TERMINAL BUILDING WHERE SNEYD DETAINED; CANNON ROW POLICE STATION WHERE SNEYD WAS CHARGED AND IS BEING HELD; BOW STREET MAGISTRATE'S COURT WHERE SNEYD IS TO APPEAR ON MONDAY.




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    Background: BRITISH POLICE TODAY (SATURDAY) ARRESTED AN ARMED MAN SAID IN THE UNITED STATES TO BE THE CHIEF SUSPECT IN THE SHOOTING OF DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING.

    THE MAN WAS DETAINED AT LONDON AIRPORT BY DETECTIVE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT THOMAS BUTLER AS HE PASSED THROUGH AN IMMIGRATION CHECKPOINT. SCOTLAND YARD SAID THE MAN WAS CARRYING A GUN, AND CARRIED A FORGED PASSPORT IN THE NAKE OF RAMON GEORGE SNEYD. ALTHOUGH HE WAS CHARGED UNDER THE NAME OF SNEYD BRITISH POLICE SAID THE MAN WAS IDENTICAL TO JAMES EARL RAY, SOUGHT BY THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE KING ASSASSINATION.

    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE SAID SNEYD HAD BEEN ARRESTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE.

    THE MAN ARRESTED IS TO APPEAR AT BOW STREET MAGISTRATE'S COURT ON MONDAY. NEITHER THE METROPOLITAN POLICE NOR THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY WOULD SAY IF ANY ARRANGEMENTS HAD BEEN MADE TO EXTRADITE SNEYD TO THE UNITED STATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RAMH8EEBUTMDMF4PAH1YDLOL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RAMH8EEBUTMDMF4PAH1YDLOL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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